Friday, June 12, 2015

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is Founded

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen was founded on June 12, 1972.
June 12, 1972
Though not well-known in all parts of the states, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is America’s second-largest chicken fast food restaurant chain behind the Colonel. The chain has more than 1,800 restaurants in 40 states and also serves in 22 countries. It was established on this day in 1972. Despite what many think, the chain was actually named after Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle from the movie, The French Connection, not the animated Popeye the Sailor. Be that as it may, the chain later developed a partnership with the more-famous character, but that agreement with King Features Syndicate ended in 2006. It is ironic that the place never served spinach during that time. It is interesting to note that another restaurant was named after another character from the Popeye cartoons: Wimpy began selling burgers in 1954 in the UK.