3/11 - Updated with the opening date and details about the menu
Given Five Guys' fairly massive rollout across the UK. it was only a matter of time before more US chains started heading this way. We already have had the return of Wendy's, and joining them soon will be American chicken juggernaut Popeye's.
The first London location, much like Wendy's before it, will be in Stratford, although Popeye's location will actually be in Westfield itself. After this, they're also hoping to open about 350 restaurants across the country so let's hope the chicken shortage doesn't last long.
Now they've unveiled a little more about the UK menu and it turns out that the UK opening will also see the worldwide launch of their new vegan burger. That will be a 100% plant-based red bean patty, crispy lettuce, tomato and Creole sauce in a soft brioche bun. Back on the chicken front, they'll also be serving up their chicken sandwich, hugely popular in the US, chicken tenders, hot wings, mac ‘n’ cheese, and their famed biscuits and Cajun gravy. As for sauces, those include Mardis Gras Mustard, Bold BBQ, ranch and more.
If you don't know much about them, here's a primer. Popeye's started in Louisiana back in 1972 and currently has well over 3000 restaurants. They've been particularly big in recent years when their chicken sandwich became an instant and massive success, selling out in all their restaurants across America. That was something of a sensation while it lasted - but what about the rest of the menu? It looks on the surface to be rather similar to another Southern US chicken brand we can think of, but there are differences like their Cajun Flounder Sandwich while sides include mash and gravy and biscuits (the American kind).
More about Popeye's London
Where is it? Westfield Stratford City, Montfichet Rd, London E20 1EJ
When does it open? 20 November
Find out more: Visit their website.
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