A glimpse of that signature chicken sandwich (Picture: Getty)
We’ve been treated to a lot of good takeaway news recently, including that Wendy’s is coming to the UK.
Another American fast food giant has also announced their arrival on our shores, and anyone who enjoys a Morley’s or Rooster’s Peri Peri will be rejoicing.
Popeys, famous for their Louisiana-style fried chicken, announced this week their plans to open 350 new UK restaurants in the next 10 years.
Not only that, we’ll get our first taste of their coveted crispy skin as early as this year, as that when the first opening is slated.
If you want to know why people are obsessed with the chicken from Popeyes across the pond, here’s their tagline: ‘Popeyes believes that the best food takes time, starting by marinating the chicken for 12 hours in bold Louisiana seasonings while using fresh and locally sourced chicken.
‘All Popeyes chefs are classically trained and bring an uncompromising passion for food and a commitment to honour Louisiana food, flavours and traditions.’
Will the UK restaurants be as jazzy? (Picture: REUTERS)
We love you Nando’s, but Popeyes may be coming for your British chicken crown.
There are 340 Nando’s restaurants in the UK, so the Deep South giant is really trying to go 10 better.
Elias Diaz Sese, Co-founder of Popeyes UK, says: ‘We are very pleased to launch Popeyes, a brand that has brought moments of celebration to guests globally, something we believe is important more now than ever.
‘It allows us to contribute in hardship moments for the country by creating hundreds of career opportunities. We truly aspire to become an employer of reference for big-hearted talent through care, service and supporting the neighbourhoods in which we operate.’
We just have a few questions. When will we get to taste it? Where will the first restaurants be? And, of course, will there be fried shrimp?
At present, Popeyes are keeping tight-lipped, but we’ll update you with any updates.
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