Kick It Up a Notch

Some like it hot. And some like it even hotter. Fiery dishes are heating up limited-service menus as operators increasingly recognize consumers’ growing interest in spicy, hot entrées.

A 2013 Consumer Flavor Trend Report by Chicago-based restaurant market research firm Technomic found that a majority of Americans (54 percent) now prefer hot or spicy foods, sauces, dips, and condiments. That’s up from 48 percent in 2011 and 46 percent in 2009.

Popeyes Rolls Out Bayou Buffalo Wicked Chicken

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, a division of AFC Enterprises Inc., introduced its new Bayou Buffalo Wicked Chicken. Packing flavor on flavor from the inside out, Popeyes starts with the Louisiana-style buffalo marinade, then the thin strips are sauced and tossed in a Bayou Buffalo sauce. Bayou Buffalo Wicked Chicken is served with Popeyes’ new Bleu Cheese Dipping Sauce, regular fries, and a biscuit for $3.99 through January 26.

Poultry Goes Premium

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.

Popeyes Delivers a Sensory Experience With Chicken Waffle Tenders

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.

Zatarain's Butterfly Shrimp Return at Popeyes

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.


Popeyes Franchisee Brings In Big Bucks for MDA

Sailormen, Inc. President and COO Steve Wemple (L) and Sailormen, Inc. Chairman and CEO Bob Berg (R) present a check for more than $670,000 to benefit MDA.

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. and Popeyes Fight Muscular Disease

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.