Industry News | September 18, 2002

Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits Hosts 30th Anniversary Festival in New Orleans

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On October 27, Popeyes® Chicken & Biscuits will throw itself one combo of a birthday party when it presents Fats Domino, Dr. John, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters in a festival on the French Quarter Riverfront in New Orleans. From noon - 6 p.m., music lovers can party to the authentic sounds of New Orleans while feasting on Popeyes' famous chicken. Admission to the festival is free.

``I wish Fats Domino and Dr. John played at MY 30th birthday party,'' laughed Jon Luther, president of Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits. ``I can think of no better way to celebrate our heritage than with a day of authentic New Orleans food and music.''

Festival performers Fats Domino, Dr. John and Rockin' Dopsie have all appeared in Popeyes television commercials during the rich 30-year history of the brand. Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits was founded in New Orleans in 1972. Today, it has more than 1,650 restaurants in 42 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 21 other countries.

The extended Popeyes menu will be represented at the Popeyes 30th Anniversary Festival. In addition to Popeyes' world famous spicy chicken and red beans and rice, festivalgoers can feast on menu items such as a catfish Po'Boy and jambalaya.

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