Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits , often just Popeyes , is a fast-food chain , mainly poultry products , specialty of Cajun cuisine and biscuits offered. According to a news release the company’s 29th June 2007, Popeyes is the second largest chicken fast-food restaurant chain (measured in number) with 1,800 stores in 40 states and 20 countries worldwide. Popeyes has been a 1993 AFC Enterprises .
Al Copeland opened in 1972, the first restaurant in Arabi, a suburb of New Orleans , under the name “Chicken on the Run.” According to the official website sold the business traditional mild fried chicken, but business was so bad that the team came up with the idea of having to sell a sharper and spicier version than their normal chicken dish, they wanted the flavor-seeking New Orleans citizens have something. In 1976, Copeland, within 10 years to create more than 500 stores. Later it spread chain in Texas and surrounding states by BP Newman, to the global expansion came in 1984. In 1993, the now large chain of AFC Enterprises was adopted. On 23 Copeland founder died in March 2008 a malignant salivary gland tumor.
The global expansion began in 1984 with the expansion into Canada , and went from there into the world. Today there are branches in 21 countries, most notably the United States with most branches as founding member, then countries like China , Turkey , the United Arab Emirates , Mexico , Japan , Jamaica , South Korea , Malaysia , Singapore and others. Popeyes has branches in Germany, but these are only available to members of the U.S. military, such as the U.S. base in Wiesbaden.
Copeland stated that the name is not in the chain of the cartoon sailor Popeye came from, but by the fictional detective Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle from the movie French Connection – Brooklyn focal point . In addition, he was “too poor” have been, according to the English grammar to a Popeye apostrophe to set. Because of the sailor Popeye Wortnahheit Popeyes is trying to protect the rights to the character, in order to carry advertising. This was attributed to Popeye’s, after the name Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits 1997 it was registered successfully.