US fried chicken restaurant brand, Popeyes, has announced its plan to enter the United Kingdom in 2021, with the goal of opening 350 new restaurants in the UK over the next 10 years as part of a European expansion plan.
The brand currently has 3,400 restaurants across 29 countries, with successful roll-outs in Spain in 2019 and Switzerland last year.
The first Popeyes restaurant in the UK is expected to open by the end of 2021 and will represent the brand’s 11th country in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa region, which already has more than 350 Popeyes restaurants.
Elias Diaz Sese, Co-founder of Popeyes UK, commented: “We are very pleased to launch Popeyes®, a brand that has brought moments of celebration to guests globally, something we believe is important more now than ever. It allows us to contribute in hardship moments for the country by creating hundreds of career opportunities. We truly aspire to become an employer of reference for big-hearted talent through care, service and supporting the neighbourhoods in which we operate’’.