When is the first drive-through Popeyes diner at Parkgate retail park scheduled to open?

AN AMERICAN fast food chain has revealed a date it will open its first drive-through diner at Rotherham retail park.

The latest branch of Louisiana based fried-chicken empire Popeyes will begin trading at Parkgate Shopping on May 15.

Back in November, the Advertiser reported that the US chicken chain would take over the long-standing KFC unit.

Popeyes currently has 23 UK branches operating, with the hopes of adding a further five to its portfolio by the end of the year.

The 104-seat restaurant will have outside seating, for customers, a dual-ordering lane and a car park to cater for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Tom Crowley, Popeyes UK chief executive, said: “We’re hugely excited to be opening our first drive-through in the UK.

“This is a critical format for us as we fully recognise the UK is underserved with exciting new brands opening in this space.

“The sustained demand we are seeing for Popeyes throughout the UK is incredible.

“We are confident that this will only increase with the launch of our drive-through restaurants of which we now have many in the pipeline for 2023 and into 2024.”

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