Popeyes high on expansion; aims to open 200 outlets in US, Canada by 2022 end

The brand recently entered India by opening its first store in Bengaluru and is targeting at opening more stores in countries, including South Korea, France, India and Romania.
  • Nusra Deputy Features Editor
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Fried chicken chain Popeyes is on a high expansion mode as it recently announced opening of more than 200 outlets in the U.S. and Canada in 2022.

With these openings, it is targeting to reach more than 3,000 domestic units, as per a media release.

Popeyes is also opening a flagship store in New York City in Times Square this June.

The store will feature a modern design paying homage to its Cajun roots and Louisiana brand heritage, with features including self-order kiosks, a two-story food transporter for upstairs dining, digital order-ready boards and a merchandise store.

The brand recently entered India by opening its first store in Bengaluru and is targeting at opening more stores in countries, including South Korea, France, India and Romania.

Popeyes is also planning to expand its presence in countries such as China, Spain, Brazil and Saudi Arabia.

The company said more than 50% of its restaurants to be built this year will feature a double drive-thru to serve increased traffic, boost speed of service, and ultimately further enhance the guest experience.

Restaurants will begin to roll the new designs out starting with the first restaurant in Lafayette, Indiana.

Founded in New Orleans in 1972, POPEYES® has more than 45 years of history and culinary tradition.

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