Yorkshire’s third Popeyes® UK restaurant officially today at 11am (Tuesday 31st October) at The Meadowhall Shopping Centre, with the launch seeing customers queue for its famous Chicken Sandwiches.
Fiona and Adam were the first in the queue after arriving at 7am. Fiona said: “We’ve already visited the Rotherham drive-thru restaurant and love it so we decided to come down early to be the first in the queue in Meadowhall.”
Mohammed, who has attended both the Meadowhall and Barnsley launches, added: “I had to come back with my friends, it’s the chicken, it’s so tender, spicy, juicy, crispy. The marination is banging, the flavours stay on the chicken and I can’t get enough!”
To bring the spirit of New Orleans to Meadowhall on launch day, Popeyes® UK hosted a live Mardi Gras style band, the Brass Funkeys alongside a full-day pop-up event starting from 10am outside the new restaurant in the Meadowhall Shopping Centre. The pop-up featured a range of fun-filled activities, such as a photo booth, a professional face painter and a ‘Spin to Win’ wheel which brings the brand’s popular online Winner Winner Chicken Spinner game to life, where fans can play the game both online and in-person to win some amazing prizes.*
Renowned for its Chicken Sandwich which ‘broke the internet’ and its world-famous ‘shatter crunch’ chicken, the restaurant will offer the brand’s full mouth-watering menu, which showcases their 12-hour marinated chicken. The menu includes the much loved Signature Louisiana Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Hot Wings and Popeyes® original Southern Biscuits with gravy and more, seven days a week.
The Meadowhall restaurant will also offer the Popeyes Breakfast menu, including the brand new, US inspired Big Cajun roll, which features a Cajun hash brown, sausage, egg, and Cajun ketchup. Breakfast will be served from 8-11 am every day at the Meadowhall restaurant.
Tom Crowley, Chief Executive Officer at Popeyes® UK, commented: “As we open our third Popeyes restaurant in Yorkshire, we are delighted by the enthusiastic response to the new Meadowhall store, where fans lined up from early morning for our famous Chicken Sandwiches. We’re really pleased to continue the growth of the brand around the UK”.
To celebrate the launch of its new breakfast menu, Popeyes® UK will also be offering free Big Cajun Roll on Wednesday 1st November** from 8am to the first 25 customers in the queue at the new restaurant.