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Popeyes (US) Expanding to Romania

01 Nov 2021 - Popeyes and Sterling Cruise have announced an exclusive agreement to grow the Popeyes brand in Romania, with a commitment to open 90 restaurants over the next 10 years. This will be the brand's first entry into the region, according to a press release.

"We're excited to share big news from Romania, where we have announced ambitious plans to bring the country one of the globe's most popular fried chicken restaurants," David Shear, president, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, international markets, said in the release. "Popeyes is one of the fastest growing restaurant brands in the US. Our entry into Romania illustrates our commitment to serving our signature blend of spices, flavors and experience to more guests around the world."

This agreement marks a continuation of Popeyes expansion plans in Europe, where the restaurant brand is already present in Spain and Switzerland, and is scheduled to open later this year in the U.K.

"We are incredibly proud to bring the famous Popeyes brand to diners in Romania. Our guests will love the iconic Popeyes experience and incredible chicken that makes this brand so famous around the globe," said a Sterling Cruise spokesperson in the release. "In addition, this new market entry will contribute to the Romanian economy by creating hundreds of new jobs over the coming years. We couldn't be more excited."

Popeyes operates more than 3,300 restaurants in the U.S. and around the world.