The Miami-based fast-food chain Popeyes is gearing up to inaugurate its first outlet in North India, situated in the newly established Mint-Fresh Mall of Faridabad.
Mall of Faridabad opened its doors, debuting on Monday in the NIT area of Faridabad. The forthcoming Popeyes store is positioned to open within the mall’s bustling food court.
On the storefront of the Popeyes outlet in the mall, a sign boldly declared, “Opening Soon.”
Owned by Restaurant Brands International Inc, the brand intends to expand its presence in the country by opening 250 Popeyes stores within the next four to five years, facilitated by its Indian franchise partner, Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd (JFL).
Popeyes made its Indian debut in January 2022 with the opening of its first store in Bengaluru. As of September 2023, the brand has expanded to operate 19 outlets across India, with a significant presence of 12 stores in Bengaluru. This fried-chicken franchise competes head-to-head with KFC, a major player in the Indian fast-food scene, boasting a widespread network of outlets across the country.
Jubilant has thus far launched Popeyes stores in several cities, including Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Manurai, and Maipal.
According to its CEO Joshua Kobza, India plays a pivotal role in the long-term growth strategy of the U.S.-based fried chicken brand.
Established in 1972 by Al Copeland in New Orleans, Louisiana, Popeyes is a renowned fast food brand celebrated for its delectable fried chicken. Presently, there are over 3,700 Popeyes locations worldwide.