TORONTO, Ontario – Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, a leader in the New Orleans segment of the foodservice industry and the world's second-largest quick-service chicken concept, recently opened its 50th Canadian restaurant in Guelph. Popeyes’ 2011 growth plan is focused on increasing market presence in Ontario. In 2012, Popeyes plans to open restaurants in Quebec and Alberta.

"This is a celebratory occasion in Canadian growth," said Todd Sattler, Popeyes international marketing manager. "Our hard work and loyal guests have enabled our rapid expansion – allowing our 50th restaurant to succeed."

"We're at a tipping point where Popeyes will reach quantum growth over the next five years,” added Harpal Kalsi, regional leader, Popeyes Canada. “We have a robust development plan to bring Louisiana Cajun style cooking coast to coast by 2015. I want to thank our Franchise Partners and their teams for making Popeyes a successful brand in Canada."