Popeyes® Brand Arrives in India as Part of Continued International Growth
Popeyes® and Jubilant Foodworks Limited open first restaurant in Bangalore
TORONTO - (BUSINESS WIRE) - January 19, 2022 - Today, the Popeyes® brand and Jubilant Foodworks Limited (JFL) are excited to open the first restaurant in Bangalore, India, in the city's hot spot of Koramangala.
“We are very excited to work with Jubilant Foodworks Limited to officially introduce Indian guests to the Popeyes® experience and our iconic Louisiana style chicken with its unique blend of spices and flavors,” said David Shear, President RBI International, parent company of Popeyes®. “This milestone furthers our commitment to open hundreds of restaurants across India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan in the coming years and builds on our track record of working with best-in-class operators to reach more guests around the world,” concluded Shear.
Founded in New Orleans in 1972, Popeyes® has more than 45 years of history and culinary tradition. Popeyes® famous chicken is marinated for at least 12 hours, battered and breaded by hand, then slow cooked to perfection using a proprietary cooking technique. The popularity of the Popeyes® brand has grown across the world to 3,500 restaurants across 25 countries.
Speaking on the launch of the Popeyes® brand in India, Mr. Shyam S. Bhartia, Chairman and Mr. Hari S. Bhartia, Co-Chairman, Jubilant Foodworks Limited said, “With chicken being one of the largest and fastest-growing categories in India, we are excited to introduce the Popeyes® brand to the chicken-loving Indian guests. We are confident that Popeyes® will not only delight Indian guests but also strategically complement our portfolio and fortify JFL’s leadership in the QSR domain. We believe that JFL and Popeyes® share a common love for good, authentic-tasting, delicious food that promises joy with every bite!”
The Popeyes® menu in India features not only iconic products like the signature Chicken Sandwich but also includes some Indian inspired innovations. Popeyes® has introduced vegetarian recipes that are cooked and served from a separate kitchen counter in identifiably different packaging. Popeyes® is committed to offer a unique guest experience and to bring its digital innovation via digital ordering screens in restaurant, mobile ordering and delivery, with plans to expand across India in the years to come.
Popeyes® recently announced agreements to enter South Korea, France, and Romania. Other international expansions over the past years include Spain, Brazil, China, Switzerland, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Mexico, United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia.
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