This will be the first of many to be opening its doors across the UK with dates to be announced very soon.
A first for the UK
The fast food restaurant was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana back in 1972 coming to prominence for its delicious fried chicken. With more than 3,400 restaurants across 25 countries, it was about time Brits got a chance at tasting the southern cuisine that is loved by so many.
The first ever location will be opening in Westfield Strarford City, east London in November 2021. Tom Crowley, CEO of Popeyes UK, said:
It's fantastic to be opening our first UK location, following the months of anticipation and buzz that the news of our arrival generated. Our vision for our UK launch is ambitious and bold, and we felt a shared sense of purpose with Westfield Stratford City when we were on the hunt for our first restaurant.
We are confident that they are the perfect partner to help us kick-start our entry into the UK market.
All our locations will be carefully chosen, in communities that echo the Louisianan spirit synonymous with Popeyes. We're looking forward to unveiling our next sites in due course, and revealing more about our expansion into new locations in 2022 and beyond.
What to expect from the menu?
Besides their incredibly addictive fried chicken they are most known for, Popeyes will also be offering some of their classic menu items such as: chicken nuggets, chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders and sides like biscuits, coleslaw, Cajun fries, mashed potatoes with gravy and red beans with rice.
Kate Orwin, leasing director UK, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, said:
We're delighted that Popeyes will be opening its first UK store at Westfield Stratford City. Chicken is beloved across all ages and we're sure that it will be another destination where families, friends, and groups can enjoy delicious meals.