Popeyes announces city centre location for third Scottish restaurant

The opening comes just a few months after the chain's first Scottish launch restaurant in Barrhead.

Popeyes to open third Scottish location on Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow Supplied

Fried chicken chain Popeyes has announced that it will be opening its third Scottish location in Glasgow city centre.

The company announced that it will bring “a taste of New Orleans” to the city with a new location on Sauchiehall Street.

The opening comes just a few months after the opening of the chain’s first Scottish restaurant in Barrhead September last year.

Customers queued for around 18.5 hours before the doors officially opened, breaking the record for the longest wait for the Louisiana chain’s famous chicken by queuing overnight.

Customers queued for 18.5 hours before the opening of the first Scottish location in Barrhead. Popeyes UK

Popeyes, which has more than 4,000 restaurants globally, first expanded from the US into the UK in late 2021.

The quick service restaurant chain has since grown to include 36 locations, including five drive-thru sites, and employ 2,300 workers.

After Popeyes’ highly successful launch into Scotland in Barrhead last Autumn, followed by Aberdeen this spring, residents of central Glasgow have been waiting for their turn.

The Glasgow restaurant, situated at 108 – 110 Sauchiehall Street, will mark Popeyes’ 18th opening this year alone.

Tom Crowley, CEO at Popeyes UK, said: “Since we opened in Barrhead last Autumn, we’ve been asked for a city centre restaurant and we are thrilled to announce that Popeyes will be opening in the heart of Glasgow this summer.

“Opening in Scotland has been key for us since we first landed in the UK, and we’re looking forward to welcoming a fantastic new crowd to our next location.

“Our recent openings have been some of the biggest to date, not just in the UK but for Popeyes globally, and we are confident that this next launch in Scotland will prove just as popular.”

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