Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

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Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, owned by publicly traded AFC Enterprises (Ticker: AFCE), is the United States’ third largest fried chicken chain in terms of systemwide sales, behind KFC and Chick-fil-A. It markets its Louisiana heritage with side dishes such as red beans and rice and limited time offerings that feature shrimp, the spicy flavors of the region, or promotional tie-ins with companies from that state. Its system is almost all franchised.

Chain Snapshot

Segment: Quick Service

Headquarters: Atlanta

CEO: Cheryl Bachelder

Financial Data

Systemwide Sales: $1.93 billion (U.S., FY 2012)

Total Units: 1,679 (U.S., FY 2012)

Sales Per Unit: $1.2 million (Estimated, FY 2012)

Source: NRN Top 100 report


 

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