US-based Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen heading to China

Popeyes has over 3,100 locations in more than 25 countries worldwide, including the United States and Canada.
  • Vaishnavi Gupta Features Writer
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Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc (Popeyes) is eyeing to launch more than 1,500 restaurants in China over the next 10 years. The franchise has over 3,100 locations in more than 25 countries worldwide, including the United States and Canada.

Josh Kobza, Chief Operating Officer of Restaurant Brands International (RBI), the parent company of Popeyes, said, "We're very excited to grow the Popeyes brand in the Chinese market. We look forward to bringing our great tasting chicken, biscuits, sides and beautiful new restaurants to our guests in China with our partner, TFI TAB Food Investments (TFI)."

Korhan Kurdoğlu, Vice Chairman and CEO, TFI, added, "We are proud to bring this famous brand to China and we look forward to introducing its bold new flavors to our guests. We plan to build on years of experience of growing successful businesses in China and around the world."

US-based Popeyes is the last of RBI's three brands to enter the Chinese market. RBI’s Burger King is operating in China since 2005 and has partnered with TFI since 2012. There are now over 1,000 Burger King restaurants in China.

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