Today, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. (Popeyes) announced a new agreement to develop and open more than 1,500 Popeyes restaurants in the People's Republic of China over the next 10 years.
"We're very excited to grow the Popeyes brand in the Chinese market," said Josh Kobza, Chief Operating Officer of Restaurant Brands International (RBI), parent company of Popeyes. "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)."
"We are proud to bring this famous brand to China and we look forward to introducing its bold new flavors to our guests," said Korhan Kurdo?lu, Vice Chairman and CEO of TFI. "We plan to build on years of experience of growing successful businesses in China and around the world."
The POPEYES system operates over 3,100 locations in more than 25 countries worldwide, including the United States and Canada.
Popeyes is the last of RBI's three iconic brands to enter the Chinese market. In fact, Burger King has operated in China since 2005 and has partnered with TFI since 2012. There are now more than 1,000 Burger King restaurants in China. The commencement of Popeyes' operations in China is subject to a regulatory filing in China.
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