Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits, the worldwide leader in the Cajun segment of the restaurant industry, today announced the hiring of franchise industry veteran J.A. Archer as Vice President–Development Services.

In her new role, Archer will oversee Real Estate, Architecture & Engineering, Facilities and Construction Management for the three brands in the Popeyes portfolio: Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits, Cajun Kitchen and Popeyes Cajun Cafe.

Archer was most recently the Vice President of Franchise Development for the Express Oil Change franchise based in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to her tenure with Express Oil Change she was the Vice President of Franchising with Sonic Industries in Oklahoma City. “Popeyes is in a growth mode and we are pleased to have a seasoned franchise veteran such as J. joining our team,” Jon Luther, President of Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits, said. “Her background and experience in developing strategic growth plans for both new and existing concepts will allow us to continue to grow all three of our brands in an aggressive fashion.”

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