ATLANTA – Popeyes Louisiana Chicken, a division of AFC Enterprises Inc., is celebrating 40 years in business.

Popeyes was found in 1972 in New Orleans. It is currently the world's second-largest quick-service chicken concept. Popeyes had 2,035 operating restaurants in the US, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Cayman Islands and 25 foreign countries as of Dec. 25, 2011.