Popeyes (US) Brand to Launch in the Philippines
17 Aug 2018 - Popeyes and Kuya J Holdings Group, Inc. ("Kuya J Group"), the owner and operator of Kuya J restaurants in the Philippines, announced today an exclusive master franchise agreement to develop and grow the Popeyes brand in the Philippines.
"We are very excited to sign our first major development agreement for the Popeyes brand in Asia. We believe that our passion for food at Popeyes will resonate well with guests in the Philippines," said Alexandre Santoro, President of Popeyes. "Our partner, Kuya J Group, brings years of local expertise and a keen understanding of consumers in the Philippines."
"We are proud to partner with Popeyes to launch and develop this great brand in the Philippines. The Philippines is a large and growing market, and we are looking forward to serving the high-quality food that Popeyes offers to the country's more than 100 million people," said Lowell L. Yu, Chairman of Kuya J Group.
Popeyes, part of Restaurant Brands International, was founded in New Orleans in 1972 and has more than 40 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 2,900 restaurants in the U.S. and around the world.
About Kuya J Holdings Group, Inc.
Kuya J Group is one of the most successful food services groups in the Philippines. It owns and operates over 100 Kuya J Restaurants nationwide. Kuya J is widely patronized for its delicious Filipino dishes like its best selling crispy pata, kare-kare, caldereta and halo-halo. The group also owns and operates leading and award winning concept stores Isla Sugbu Seafood City, Tsay Cheng Chinese Cuisine, Majestic, and the heritage Grand Convention Center of Cebu among others.
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 24,000 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 40 years.