Popeyes is an American multinational chain fried chicken fast food restaurant that is founded in 1972. This restaurant was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana and its headquarter is in Miami, Florida. Its full brand name is Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc Since 2008, who were formerly also named Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits and Popeyes Famous Fried Chicken & Biscuits.  In addition, Popeyes is now a subsidiary of Restaurant Brands International which is based on Toronto.

Popeyes is the second-largest “quick-service chicken restaurant group, measured by several units”, after KFC. Furthermore, this data is according to a company press release on the 29th of June. 2007. We can find 3,102 Popeyes restaurants in more than 40 states. In addition, we can find it in the district of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 30 countries worldwide. Therefore, the company owns about 30 locations and the rest of the locations are franchised.


Alvin C. Copeland revealed that the store name inspired by the fictional character in the movie The French Connection, Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle instead of the cartoon character Popeye the sailor that many people estimated the shop name inspired from. The company sponsored the Popeye and Pals children’s stores in New Orleans, and the character appeared on items from packaging to racing boats.

The restaurant chain acquired the right to use Popeye the Sailor for marketing and used it for 35 years. The association with the Popeye characters ended in late November of 2006.

Restaurant Brands International announced a deal to buy Popeyes on the 21st of February, 2017, for an amount of US$1.8 billion. The deal closed with RBI purchasing Popeyes on the 27th of March, 2017,  at $79 per share via Orange, Inc, which is an indirect subsidiary of RBI.




Popeyes mild chicken

The restaurant serves chicken dishes in mild and spicy flavours and offers various sides such as red beans and rice, Cajun fries, mashed potatoes with Cajun-style gravy, Cajun rice, macaroni & cheese, and coleslaw. Other entrée items are:

  • chicken-and-sausage jambalaya
  • PO’ boy sandwiches

We can find most combo meals that come with a side order and a biscuit, but without a drink.


Quite recently, Popeyes introduced its sandwich on the 12th of Aug, 2019. It features buttermilk battered and hand-breaded chicken filet on a toasted brioche bun. Mayo or spicy Cajun spread is the toppings for the sandwich.

The Chick-fil-A Chicken sandwich has a toasted, buttered bun with dill pickle chips. After the release of Popeye’s sandwich release, Chick-fil-A claims that their sandwich is the original chicken sandwich of its kind and dates back to the early 1960s.