Everything you want to know about POPEYES® before it opens in Manila

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Filipinos will soon get to enjoy POPEYES®’ big, bold and unique flavors

The world-famous American fried chicken chain POPEYES® is all set to open its first restaurant in Manila very, very soon! And fried chicken lovers have every reason to celebrate as it will open its first branch in POPEYES® Arcovia City, Pasig.

Brought to you by the Kuya J Group, POPEYES® has set the local dining scene abuzz with excitement over rumors of an opening in the Philippines. Now that it’s official, Filipino diners can finally savor the heart and soul of American Southern-style cooking best experienced only at POPEYES®.

“Everyone in Manila has been anticipating the opening of POPEYES® and we're happy to announce that it's opening this month,” says Winglip Chang, Kuya J Group President. “We are very thrilled to offer its big, bold and unique flavors to Filipino diners.”

Before its opening, here are some things you may want to know:

Its award-winning fried chicken! At POPEYES®, flavor is everything!  POPEYES® takes pride in its juicy (but not greasy) and extra crispy fried chicken with distinct flavors from the South of the USA. Made fresh daily, POPEYES® fried chicken is generously marinated in Cajun-inspired spices and seasonings, then hand battered, breaded and cooked slow and served fast.

Enjoy an exciting menu of POPEYES® signature dishes. Aside from its world-famous fried chicken, the fried chicken chain will also offer some of its other popular dishes which include biscuits, Cajun fries, Chicken Tenders, and some exclusive items to be introduced in the Philippines.

The first POPEYES® restaurant opened in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA in 1972. New Orleans, Louisiana is a melting pot of music, festive traditions and flavors. The POPEYES® chicken recipe is based on 300-year old culinary traditions of Louisiana and a fusion of ingredients and influences from 7 different nations.  Founder Alvin Copeland Sr. infused his chicken with bold flavors from his native Louisiana which created a unique flavor that helped launch a global chicken empire.

Today, POPEYES® is one of the biggest fried chicken chains in the world with over 3,000 restaurants in over 25 countries. And it continues to grow bigger with new restaurants opening here in the Philippines.

To learn more about the POPEYES® brand, please follow them on Facebook www.facebook.com/popeyesph and Instagram www.instagram.com/popeyesph  

About Kuya J Group

Kuya J Group is one of the fastest growing restaurant chains in the Philippines. The group also owns concept stores Isla Sugbu Seafood City, Tsay Cheng Chinese Cuisine, Majestic Restaurant, and the heritage Grand Convention Center of Cebu. Recently, the group has agreed to locally operate and manage POPEYES®, one of the most popular fastfood chains in the United States. To learn more about Kuya J Group, visit www.kuyaj.ph

About POPEYES®

Founded in New Orleans in 1972, POPEYES® has more than 45 years of history and culinary tradition. POPEYES® distinguishes itself with a unique New Orleans style menu featuring spicy chicken, chicken tenders, fried shrimp, and other regional items. The chain's passion for its Louisiana heritage and flavorful authentic food has allowed POPEYES® to become one of the world's largest chicken quick service restaurants with over 3,000 restaurants in the U.S. and around the world.

About Restaurant Brands International Inc.

Restaurant Brands International Inc. ("RBI") is one of the world's largest quick service restaurant companies with more than $30 billion in system-wide sales and over 25,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and U.S. territories. RBI owns three of the world's most prominent and iconic quick service restaurant brands - TIM HORTONS®, BURGER KING®, and POPEYES®. These independently operated brands have been serving their respective guests, franchisees and communities for over 45 years. To learn more about RBI, please visit the company's website at www.rbi.com

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