The women of foodservice are a savvy, confident, and—perhaps most importantly—growing group. They’ve fought their way to the top, led entire brands at young ages, chaired restaurant associations and organizations, and in some cases been the first female executive at their organization.
For some brands, losing the long-held title of No. 1 limited-service chicken chain would feel defeating. But when KFC gave up its leading role this year to fellow quick serve Chick-fil-A, it wasted no time in getting back on its feet by introducing Original Recipe Boneless Chicken—a platform it hopes to make the brand’s biggest focus over the next few years—and, perhaps most noteworthy, by unleashing KFC eleven.
From food trucks to high-end restaurants, chicken and waffles has become a foodie staple that customers and restaurants across the country are clamoring to get a taste of. But for the first time, the Southern combo will be available on a mass scale, and not in its typical format.
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, a division of AFC Enterprises Inc., is bringing back Popeyes Zatarain's Butterfly Shrimp, a celebration of two iconic New Orleans brands that includes eight succulent shrimp, Cajun fries, biscuit, and Lemon Garlic Dipping Sauce for only $4.99 available through July 28.
In 2002, Sailormen Inc., the largest domestic Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen franchisee, established a partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and began planning a course of action to raise funds for the cause.
Eleven years and $4 million later, it has proved to be an enormous success.
Sailormen Inc., Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) announced today that the 2013 “Appetite for a Cure” program and the Sailormen Inc., Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Golf Classic have raised more than $670,000 to help support those affected by neuromuscular disease.
Though research and development used to be an old boys’ club in the limited-service industry, the tables are slowly starting to turn.
As quick serves and fast casuals expand their gender horizons both in the C-suite and beyond, more women are leading R&D efforts and bringing their unique viewpoint to the menu-creation process.
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, offers Rip'n Chick'n – tenders cut into pull-apart strips that are easy to rip and dip – from April 1 through April 28, served with Cajun fries, buttermilk biscuit, and Ranch Dipping Sauce for just $3.99.
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, a division of AFC Enterprises Inc., recently presented its annual franchisee and supplier awards at its worldwide conference held in San Diego. During the meeting, the company recognized top operators in the areas of marketing, operations, development, and leadership. Also honored at the meeting were a Vendor of the Year, Supplier of the Year, and a Distributor of the Year.