Famous Louisiana fried chicken chain Popeyes is coming to Leeds

Y’all ready for this?

Us Leeds lot can finally try Popeyes’ iconic Chicken Sandwich with 12-hour marinated chicken, original Southern biscuits and gravy.

Promising a taste of the deep south, Louisiana’s famous chicken chain Popeyes has revealed it is opening in Leeds – and we don’t have long to wait.

Popeyes will be opening up a delivery kitchen in Leeds on Wortley Moor Road just next week, on Wednesday 8 May 2024.

The restaurant chain – known for serving fried chicken dishes with sides like red beans and rice, Cajun fries, mashed potatoes with Cajun-style gravy, Cajun rice, macaroni & cheese, southern-style biscuits, and coleslaw – has proved a huge hit in nearby cities such as Manchester and Sheffield.

Famed for its signature 12-hour marinated chicken, its most famous dish is the viral Popeyes Chicken Sandwich made with added Southern biscuits and gravy.

Akin to a more buttery, savoury scone, the Southern biscuits melt in the mouth and offer a buttery, flaky addition to the signature shatter crunch burger.

Elsewhere fans will also be able to get their hands on a brand new breakfast menu, with dishes including the Big Breakfast Roll (a sausage patty, egg, streaky bacon, and American cheese in a soft bun), a variety of sausage, bacon, egg and cheese muffins, cajun hash browns, and its famous Louisiana buttermilk biscuits served with cinnamon sugar or Nutella.

Tom Crowley, CEO at Popeyes UK, said: “We are thrilled to announce that a new Popeyes delivery kitchen will be opening in Leeds later this year, bringing the taste of New Orleans to this vibrant city. Our most recent openings have been some of the biggest to date, not just in the UK but for Popeyes globally.

“After many requests for a Popeyes UK in Leeds, we are confident that our new delivery kitchen will be just as popular. This is just the beginning for us in the region, and we’re looking forward announcing further plans of upcoming openings in Leeds very soon.”

Delivery will be available within a 2-mile radius of the delivery kitchen, via Popeye’s website, Uber Eats and Just Eat.

And if you fancy getting your hands on a free chicken burger, then sign up here to be one of the lucky 100 that Popeyes are treating to celebrate their opening.

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