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Popeyes

Leadership

5 takeaways from Amy Alarcon, head chef at Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

The director of culinary’s boundless enthusiasm for exploring the brand’s New Orleans’ roots keeps those groundbreaking menu items coming.

Leadership

Patrick Doyle named executive chairman at Restaurant Brands International

The former Domino’s CEO will make a $30 million investment in the owner of Burger King, Popeyes, Tim Hortons and Firehouse and will get options worth close to $200 million.

The chain is primed to reignite the chicken sandwich wars by challenging competitors to “copy this.”

The Bottom Line: The brands’ international unit expansion has taken off, providing parent company Restaurant Brands International with a key growth pillar.

The Miami-based chicken chain has an agreement with the private equity firm Cartesian Capital Group to develop restaurants in the country.

Brand operator Restaurant Brands International now gets a third of its sales through digital channels. Sales at Burger King and Popeyes also improve in the U.S.

The company is also planning another discounted chicken promotion as part of planned celebrations for its birthday.

The company, which officially turns 50 on Sunday, will allow digital customers who spend $5 to buy two pieces of chicken for 59 cents next week. That’s the same price as in 1972.

The Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sandwich combines two sauces to create a new flavor profile.

Tim Hortons’ Canada sales surge, Popeyes declined and Firehouse Subs beat difficult comparisons.

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