TORONTO, ONTARIO -(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2010) - Editors Note: There is a photo included with this Press Release.
Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen opened its 50th Canadian restaurant on December 8, 2010, at 35 Harvard Road, Guelph. This location represents a milestone in the aggressive growth strategy and success of the brand in Canada.
Popeyes will continue its success in 2011 with a growth plan intensely focused on increasing market presence in Ontario. 2012 will mark the brand expansion beyond Ontario, when Popeyes restaurants will open in Quebec & Alberta.
"This is a celebratory occasion in Canadian growth," said Todd Sattler, Popeyes International Marketing Manager. "Our hard work and loyal guests have enabled our rapid expansion – allowing our 50th restaurant to succeed."
"We're at a tipping point where Popeyes will reach quantum growth over the next 5 years. We have a robust development plan to bring Louisiana Cajun style cooking coast to coast by 2015. I want to thank our Franchise Partners and their teams for making Popeyes a successful brand in Canada." Said Harpal Kalsi, Regional Leader, Popeyes Canada.
Founded in 1972 in New Orleans, Popeyes is a leader in the New Orleans segment of the foodservice industry and is the world's second largest quick-service chicken concept. As of December 27, 2009, Popeyes had 1,943 restaurants in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and 27 foreign countries. For more information, visit the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen website at www.popeyes.com.