Popeyes signed a master franchise and development agreement with a subsidiary of Silla Co., Ltd. to enter the South Korea market. The pair plan to open “hundreds” of restaurants, per a release, with the first scheduled to open sometime this year.
"We are thrilled to launch Popeyes with the Silla Group subsidiary. We have strong confidence in the group and are pleased to announce exciting plans to bring our iconic Louisiana-style chicken to one of the largest chicken QSR markets in the world," says David Shear, president RBI International, parent company of Popeyes. "Our entry illustrates our commitment to serving more guests around the world and the execution of our growth plans for the Asia Pacific region."
In 2021, Popeyes announced agreements to enter the United Kingdom, Romania, France and India, and to expand in Mexico and Saudi Arabia. Other international expansions over the past years include Spain, Switzerland, China, Brazil, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.