• Last Year Rank: 32
  • Investment Range: $423,800 - $3,545,800
  • Initial Investment: $50,000
  • Category: Restaurant
32. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Company Description

Popeyes is a quick-service restaurant known for its Cajun-inspired cuisine, such as New Orleans-style chicken. The chain is owned by Restaurant Brands International, which also operates Tim Hortons and Burger King.

First opened in 1972 by Alvin C. Copeland Sr. in Arabi, Louisiana, Popeyes has more than 2,000 units, with about three-quarters located in the U.S. Locations are concentrated in the southern United States, especially Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Virginia and Mississippi.

Company Statistics

  • Global Sales: $5,143,000,000
  • US Units: 2,634
  • International Units: 817
  • Total Units: 3,451
  • Percent Franchised: 99%
  • % International Units: 24%
  • US Franchised Units: 2,593
  • International Franchised Units: 817
  • Sales Growth %: 17%
  • Unit Growth %: 4.1%
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