ATLANTA — Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, a division of AFC Enterprises, Inc., announced plans to increase its presence in Southern California, and is seeking multi-unit operators to invest in new restaurants in Los Angeles and San Diego.

“For nearly 40 years, Popeyes has passionately delivered its authentic Louisiana food to guests around the world, and after a remarkable 2010 with strong positive results, we are excited about the opportunity to aggressively grow the brand in Southern California,” said Greg S. Vojnovic, vice president of development for Popeyes.

During 2010, Popeyes global system opened 106 new restaurants and total domestic same-store sales increased 2.5 percent compared with 0.6 percent in 2009.