Police urge Popeyes fans to follow 'pecking order' amid traffic chaos

The new Barrhead location has caused fried chicken fans to queue for hours to try the restaurant's wares.

Police issue statement after Popeyes first Scottish location causes traffic chaos in Glasgow Popeyes UK

Police have urged fried chicken fans to “follow the pecking order” after scores of Scots queued for hours outside Scotland’s first Popeyes restaurant.

The Barrhead branch, which opened on Monday, has seen people travel from all over Scotland to get their hands on the famous fried chicken.

However, the roaring response has resulted in mass congestion in the areas surrounding the site.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland East Renfrewshire said: “We are aware of the congestion caused by the new Popeyes chicken restaurant in Barrhead.

“We are working with the establishment to address the issue. Please be courteous to all road users and follow the pecking order.”

The opening had been years in the making and saw fans lining up for more than 18 hours to be the first to get their hands on the fast food restaurant’s fried chicken.

The Barrhead branch is the first in Scotland and only the 12th in the UK.

Neil Williamson, chief operating officer at Popeyes UK, said: “We thought customers queuing for 16 hours at Cardiff Bay last month would be impossible to beat, but the people of Scotland have set a record with our first customer turning up a whopping 18.5 hours before opening.

“We’re delighted with the response we’ve had to our first Scottish restaurant and look forward to serving our famous Louisiana Chicken to many more.”

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