Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Announces Director Retirement

ATLANTA - April 21, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLKI) today announced that R. William Ide, III, a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since 2001, has reached the Company’s mandatory retirement age for Board members and will be retiring from the Board following the expiration of his current term. Mr. Ide will not stand for re-election at the annual shareholders meeting in 2015.

“We all want to personally extend our heartfelt gratitude to Bill for his 14 years of distinguished service as a valued member of our Board of Directors,” said John M. Cranor, III, Chairman of the Board of the Directors. “His leadership and guidance in effective corporate governance, and his unwavering commitment to Popeyes has helped transform the brand.”

Cheryl A. Bachelder, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, stated: “During his long tenure on our Board, Bill has been a valuable counselor to members of management and a respected colleague to his fellow Board members. All of us on the Board and the senior management team wish Bill the very best.”

About Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. is the franchisor and operator of Popeyes® restaurants, the world's second-largest quick service chicken concept based on number of units. As of December 28, 2014, Popeyes had 2,379 operating restaurants in the United States, three territories and 26 foreign countries. The Company's primary objective is to deliver sales and profits by offering excellent investment opportunities in its Popeyes brand and providing exceptional franchisee support systems and services to its owners. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. can be found at www.popeyes.com.

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Grady Walker
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.
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Todd Burke
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.
Vice President Communications & Public Relations

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Coltrin & Associates


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Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. is the franchisor and operator of Popeyes® restaurants, the world's second-largest Quick-Service Restaurant ("QSR") chicken concept based on number of units.


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