Tom Garrett is at it again. The CEO of GPS Hospitality just signed a deal to acquire 7 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurants in Atlanta, and plans to develop additional restaurants throughout the Atlanta area and in West Virginia. His company now operates 229 Burger King and Popeyes locations throughout Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia..
The new purchase marks the first agreement between Popeyes and GPS Hospitality, which has attracted acclaim for using its goal-focused and talent-oriented approach to franchise management to rapidly become one of the largest Burger King franchisees in the U.S.
"Popeyes is a brand that has high consumer recognition and continues to gain momentum in achieving great results. They have a solid plan in place for continued growth and we're excited to join their team and do our part to help them achieve their goals," said Garrett. "Our shared beliefs that the people make the brand plus their dedication to creating a culture of leaders aligns closely with GPS' core values. We truly look forward to working with Popeyes' CEO Cheryl Bachelder and her exceptional management team."
GPS Hospitality's District Operator Curt Oxyer said, "Popeyes has immense development potential and we're ready to hit the ground running. The proven success GPS has achieved with Burger King restaurants, especially in instituting our values of Goal Focused, People Oriented and Service Obsessed, gives us a great foundation for success with the Popeyes brand."
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