You are for certain familiar with the restaurant known as Popeyes. Well, its full name is actually Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., and was formerly named Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits and Popeyes Famous Fried Chicken & Biscuits. This is your American multinational chain of fried chicken fast food restaurants that was started in 1972 in New Orleans, Louisiana, with its headquarters in Miami, Florida.
Currently, it is the subsidiary of Restaurant Brands International, a company based in Toronto. One company press release in 2007 says Popeyes is the second-largest “quick-service chicken restaurant group, measured by number of units,” following KFC.
As of writing, it has 3,102 restaurants located in over 46 states, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 30 countries across the globe. Some of its locations are company-owned, while the others are franchised.
Menu & Prices
|Classic Chicken Sandwich Combo||$7.69|
|Spicy Chicken Sandwich Combo||$7.69|
|Dinners Include Regular Side & Biscuit. Combos Include Regular Side, Biscuit, & Small Drink. Spicy or Mild.|
|Bonafide® Chicken – Dinner||2 Pc.||$5.29|
|Bonafide® Chicken – Combo||2 Pc.||$6.79|
|Bonafide® Chicken – Dinner||3 Pc.||$6.49|
|Bonafide® Chicken – Combo||3 Pc.||$7.99|
|Bonafide® Chicken – Dinner||4 Pc.||$7.69|
|Bonafide® Chicken – Combo||4 Pc.||$9.19|
|Wings – Dinner||3 Pc.||$6.49|
|Wings – Combo||3 Pc.||$7.99|
|Dinners Include Regular Side & Biscuit. Combos Include Regular Side, Biscuit, & Small Drink. Spicy, Mild or Blackened.|
|Tenders – Dinner||3 Pc.||$5.79|
|Tenders – Combo||3 Pc.||$7.29|
|Tenders – Dinner||5 Pc.||$7.79|
|Tenders – Combo||5 Pc.||$9.29|
|Dinners Include Regular Side & Biscuit. Combos Include Regular Side, Biscuit, & Small Drink. Platter Include 2 Regular Sides, Biscuit, & Medium Drink|
|1/4 lb Popcorn Shrimp||Dinner||$5.49|
|1/4 lb Popcorn Shrimp||Combo||$6.99|
|Chicken Family Meals|
|Chicken or Tenders – Spicy or Mild|
|Mixed Chicken||8 Pc.||$19.80|
|Mixed Chicken||12 Pc.||$28.60|
|Mixed Chicken||16 Pc.||$35.20|
|Handcrafted Tenders||8 Pc.||$19.80|
|Handcrafted Tenders||12 Pc.||$28.60|
|Handcrafted Tenders||16 Pc.||$35.20|
|Red Beans & Rice||Regular||$1.79|
|Red Beans & Rice||Large||$3.99|
|Mashed Potatoes with Cajun Gravy||Regular||$1.79|
|Mashed Potatoes with Cajun Gravy||Large||$3.99|
|Iced Tea||1/2 Gallon||$2.99|
|Iced Tea||1 Gallon||$4.99|
|Lemonade or Fruit Punch||1/2 Gallon||$2.99|
|Lemonade or Fruit Punch||1 Gallon||$4.99|
|Includes Regular Side & Kids Drink|
|Mild Tender||1 Pc.||$3.39|
|Mild Leg||1 Pc.||$3.39|
|Hot Cinnamon Apple Pie||$1.29|
|Big Family Feast||$35.20|
|Bigger Family Feast||$60.00|
|Limited Time Offers|
|Raspberry Cheesecake Fried Pie||$1.20|
|Chocolate Beignets||3 Pc.||$1.99|
|Ghost Pepper Wings Combo||6 Pc.||$7.19|
|Ghost Pepper Wings Combo||12 Pc.||$11.19|
|Ghost Pepper Wings Dinner||6 Pc.||$8.39|
|Ghost Pepper Wings Dinner||12 Pc.||$13.19|
General Store Timings
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Monday||10:00 AM – 12:00 AM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 12:00 AM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 12:00 AM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 12:00 AM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 12:00 AM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 12:00 AM|
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen was started in Arabi, Louisiana, a New Orleans suburb. It first launched on June 12th, 1972 as “Chicken on the Run.” The owner, Al Copeland has this goal of competing with Kentucky Fried Chicken. At first, he failed. So he reopened the restaurant four days later as Popeyes Mighty Good Chicken.
By 1975, it was renamed to Popeyes Famous Fried Chicken. Al Copeland started to franchise the restaurant in 1976, starting in Louisiana. In 1984, the chain grew to Canada, opening the 500th restaurant in 1985. A person named B.P. Newman of Laredo, Texas acquired various franchises in Texas and in surrounding states.
In 1990, Copeland Enterprises went through a series of debts, and in 1991, the company filed for bankruptcy protection. As a result, the court approved in October 1992 the creation of the new parent company for Popeyes, along with Church’s, that is, America’s Favorite Chicken Company, Inc.
In 2001, America’s Favorite Chicken Company, Inc. went public with its initial public offering. It also announced its plans to develop by launching new locations in Australia, solidifying their presence in the Asia-Pacific region.
In June 2014, Popeyes announced it has successfully re-acquired full control of its seasonings, recipes, and other of its own food preparation techniques from Diversified Foods & Seasonings, which remained under the management of Al Copeland. As of 2018, Popeyes has over 3,000 restaurants worldwide.
Now that you have learned the history of the business at Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, let us head over to the interesting facts.
The founder, Al Copeland, was initially interested with doughnuts. He was 18 years old when he entered the food business, opening his Tastee Donut franchise. However, he had to sell his car for gaining the capital for the start-up, and later turned the place into a profitable business. He also did not finish high school, but was successful in the business.
One time, he noticed KFC and decided he would compete against it. He ditched his doughnut venture for his new fried chicken business.
The founder is big-time. He was known for racing powerboats and cruising around New Orleans with his Rolls-Royces.
You can also notice the business went through a lot of changes in their names.
Renowned talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has been a commercial star for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is also known to preserve diversity in everything they do, from its media reach to its team.
It says, “At Popeyes, diversity of people is part of who we are and where we come from: New Orleans, Louisiana.”
Their vision is to become the most loved restaurant brand worldwide. In order to achieve this goal, they must strive to reflect this diversity upon its guests that love and support their brand, both in their work and the people who create their content.
What are you craving today? Order at Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen right now.