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43. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Last Year's Rank: 46

Investment Range: $250K to $500K

Category: Restaurant

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Company Description


Popeyes is a quick-service restaurant known mostly for its Cajun-inspired cuisine, especially fried chicken. The chain is currently owned by AFC.

Locations are focused mostly in the southern United States, although the chain also has a significant presence internationally. The company opened 219 new restaurants in 2015, and reached the 2,500 unit milestone. Over the next seven to 10 years Popeyes has a long-term goal of reaching 4,000 restaurants.

Of the 1,600 domestic franchised restaurants, approximately 70 percent are concentrated in Texas, California, Louisiana, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Georgia, Virginia and Mississippi.

Company Statistics


Global Sales: $3,286,300,000

US Units: 2,067

International Units: 621

Total Units: 2,688

Percent Franchised: 98%

% International Units: 23%

US Franchised Units: 2,012

International Franchised Units: 621

Sales Growth %: 7.4%

Unit Growth %: 5.9%

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