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Ownership Opportunities

Popeyes® is a brand with soul, offering a fast food franchise opportunity unlike any other. It’s not for everyone and requires bold, passionate leadership. We are looking for franchisees that believe in accountability and take as much pride in serving the front of the house as managing the back of the house.

With our already extensive footprint, there is abundant opportunity to accelerate growth domestically and rapidly expand the brand. We are actively seeking to partner with qualified individuals who possess the right mix of expertise and enthusiasm. Potential restaurant franchise candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Possess solid business experience
  • Show proven expertise in owning or operating restaurants
  • Must have a minimum net worth of $1,000,000 and $500,000 in liquid assets, per restaurant
  • Make a commitment to grow with the Popeyes brand
  • Previous franchise experience is advantageous

Popeyes offers flexible real estate development opportunities. The two most common venues are freestanding and in-line. However, we also develop in airports, shopping malls, college/university campuses and many other non-traditional venues.

Franchise Fees

Total estimated start-up costs range from $235,300-$454,100* (excluding real estate and construction costs).

Fee Type Cost
Development Fee $12,500 per restaurant
Franchise Fee $35,000 per restaurant
Royalty Fee Five percent (5%) of gross sales—as defined by Popeyes
Marketing Fee Four percent (4%) of gross sales

*Refer to Item 7 in the Popeyes Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for more information.

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen provides these figures to assist in analyzing your proposed restaurant construction. Site acquisition, site preparation and off-site utility costs are not included, and your actual investment for improvements is not included. As noted above, the costs of construction vary considerably depending upon the location and conditions affecting the local market of your restaurant. The above ranges represent our best estimates of construction costs for a 48-seat Popeyes restaurant franchise.

These estimates are based upon our construction experience associated with company-owned freestanding restaurants as well as industry standard costs of construction. We do not warrant the accuracy of the cost estimates. We refer you to Item 7 of our Popeyes Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for more detailed information regarding your initial investment for real estate and improvements.

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