Popeyes

United Capital Business Lending, a national business lender specializing in franchised restaurant finance, announced today that it will allocate $42 million to qualified, multi-unit Popeyes franchisees in 2012.

The Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen chain recently designated United Capital as one...

January 2012

In October, upstart fast-casual burger concept Burger 21 launched its franchise program. Rather than pursuing partners to build the brand across the national landscape, Front Burner Brands, the Tampa-based parent company of Burger 21 and the popular Melting Pot restaurants, identified its first...

Convinced that great tasting food requires slow, careful preparation, in 2008 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, a division of AFC Enterprises Inc., embarked on a comprehensive brand transformation that emphasized its almost four decades of Louisiana-inspired home cooking. The initiative included a more...

Quick-serve companies wrapped up their quarter earnings calls and investor meetings earlier this month, paving the way for the final fiscal term of 2011 (or, in Starbucks’ case, the beginning of fiscal 2012).

Here are a few things to learn about the industry from the results.

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November 2011

In late August, Hurricane Irene was churning in the Atlantic Ocean. Having already pummeled Puerto Rico, the powerful storm turned toward the U.S. East Coast, threatening much of the Mid-Atlantic region and keeping meteorologists guessing as to where exactly it might make landfall.

But...

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen kicked off its third-annual Crawfish Festival last week, a campaign that one company executive likens to McDonald’s McRib LTO in its buzz and popularity.

Dick Lynch, chief marketing officer for Popeyes, says the Crawfish Festival—which is not a...

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen gets festive this fall with the return of its Louisiana-inspired Annual Crawfish Festival, going three years strong. To celebrate, Popeyes is cooking up a myriad of Crawfish offerings, including its Crawfish Tackle Box with Creamy Horseradish Sauce, Cajun Fries, and a...

October 2011

It’s the type of food that makes us think of home, mom’s cooking, and simpler times. To many, the tastes and smells evoke warmth, good memories, and inner peace.

In short, comfort.

Every nation and culture seems to have its own version of comfort food, from Mexican...

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, a division of AFC Enterprises Inc., will be featured as one of the 15 most relevant and successful brand refreshes in the past few years at the Graphic Design Now: In Production exhibition opening October 22 at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

In 2008,...

Recently, Popeyes launched its fourth limited-time offer of 2012—Popeyes new Dip’n Chick’n. Popeyes double dipped into fun with its “Dip’n for free Chick’n” sweepstakes to increase awareness for the product and bring the dipping experience online. To...

Four leading franchise professionals have been newly elected to the International Franchise Association Board of Directors and will assume their positions February 14, 2012, at the conclusion of the IFA 52ndAnnual Convention in Orlando.

Despite the negative headlines that the fast food industry tends to generate, a new report shows that the vast majority of opinions about the industry on social media are positive.

A new study by New York City–based research firm Amplicate, “Public Opinion on Fast Food Chains...

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen launched a mobile-optimized site to help customers explore its menu on their smartphones and more easily find Popeyes locations.

Karlie Lahm, communications manager for Popeyes, says the new mobile-optimized site is part of a broader digital strategy, which she...

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today that it has passed the two-thirds point in its 2011 fundraising goal of $3 million for its ProStart program. Recent donations from Brodersen Management Corp./Popeyes...

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, a division of AFC Enterprises Inc., brings “play with your food” fun to mealtime with its all-new Rip’n Chick’n—tenders cut into pull-apart strips that are easy to rip and...

July 2011

Pop culture has not been kind to the quick-service industry.

From the lovable-but-dumb employees in Good Burger to the drug-addled protagonists of Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, the industry is seen as a haven for dimwits, losers, and the vaguely criminal. Thousands of...

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is firing up taste buds with a patriotic favorite, Firecracker Shrimp, available June 27 through July 24. Guests can enjoy eight juicy Firecracker Shrimp, Cajun fries, a buttermilk biscui,t and new Firecracker Dipping Sauce for only $4.99.

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, a division of AFCEnterprises, announced the launch of its Louisiana Leaux (pronounced “low”) program of better-for-you menu alternatives with a dancing-in-the-streets celebration held in the French Quarter of...

June 2011

For some, it’s an average sales-to-investment ratio nearing 2:1, dedicated corporate support that helps franchisees succeed, or a distinctive niche that carries marketplace allures.

For others, a good franchise deal boasts recent growth despite the nation’s economic woes,...

June 2011

As president of National Restaurant Development Inc., a board member for the International Franchise Association, and owner of more than 50 quick-serve restaurants, Aziz Hashim is a veteran of the franchise business.

With brands like Popeyes, Checkers/Rally’s, Subway, and Moe’...