Industry News | September 16, 2010

Popeyes a Top Franchise for African Americans

AFC Enterprises Inc., the franchisor and operator of Popeyes restaurants, announced that it was included among Black Enterprise Magazine’s "40 Best Franchises for African Americans.” The honor recognizes the company's diversity programs, affordability, revenue potential, and marketing/advertising support.

The honor comes at an opportune time as AFC builds upon its existing diversity efforts with an emboldened inclusion strategy, “Roadmap of Opportunity.” To provide leadership and stewardship for the program, AFC hired Renay Winston as vice president of human resources.

“Our commitment to diversity and inclusion has never wavered,” says Cheryl A. Bachelder, president and CEO of AFC and recent keynote speaker at QSR’s Dine America conference. “Both are critical to our growth and success and are key competitive advantages. We are now broadening our initiatives to encompass all of our key stakeholders: employees, franchisees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.”

The company has also engaged two premier diversity and inclusion consulting firms, Roosevelt Thomas Consulting & Training and Basic Diversity Inc., to support Winston in driving the program.


I don't see very many Popeye's Chicken Restaurants in the Phoenix area. I just wondered what's involved and what are the start up cost. I am retired and I do not own any kind of business. I was thinking about talking to friends and family members regarding a franchise of some kind.Thanks, JohnChambers

I live in the Canton, Ohio area. We have wanted a Popeyes in this area for sometime. There are plenty of land off of state route 62, in the N.E. of the city. Many resturants are coming and in the area. Someone had said that they would be opening a Popeyes in this area and it must have fell through. The people in the area and city were excited but that hope and wish has not come true. If there is someone out there looking to open a franchise in Ohio this would be an ideal location. The investment would definitely pay off. Trust me, if I had the funding and ways to open a Popeyes in this area I would definitely jump on the opportunity to do so however, I do not have the monies to do so. If anyone would look into this area for a franchise they would definitely make a profit. Thanks, Ms Allen

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