Yea Burger King has chicken fries on the menu but that apparently isn’t enough. The restaurant chain is set to purchase the chicken empire for almost 2 billion dollars. Yep, the fried chicken whopper you’ve fantasized about could be a reality.
Daniel Schwartz, chief executive officer of RBI, said, “Popeyes is a powerful brand with a rich Louisiana heritage that resonates with guests around the world. With this transaction, Restaurant Brands International is adding a brand that has a distinctive position within a compelling segment and strong U.S. and international prospects for growth. As Popeyes becomes part of the RBI family we believe we can deliver growth and opportunities for all of our stakeholders including our valued employees and franchisees. We look forward to taking an already very strong brand and accelerating its pace of growth and opening new restaurants in the U.S. and around the world.”