US fast food fried chicken chain Popeyes is set to open its first UK drive-thru restaurant this month as its expansion in the country continues. The QSR chain is set to open a 104-seater venue, its 18th location in the country, on 15th May at Parkgate Shopping Centre, Rotherham, serving its classic chicken-focused menu which will also feature a new breakfast range.
The new breakfast menu includes the Big Breakfast Rolls, a variety of sausage, bacon, egg and cheese muffins, cajun hash browns and Popeyes' famous Louisiana buttermilk biscuits with cinnamon sugar or Nutella.
Tom Crowley, CEO at Popeyes UK, commented: "We're hugely excited to be opening our first Drive-Thru in the UK. This is a critical format for us as we fully recognise the UK is underserved with exciting new brands opening in this space.
"The sustained demand we are seeing for Popeyes throughout the UK is incredible, we are confident that this will only increase with the launch of our Drive-Thru restaurants of which we now have many in the pipeline for 2023 and into 2024."
The growth of the Popeyes chain is something we've followed over the past few years as the QSR scene has continued to flourish, including the chain's launch here.