Popeyes the American chicken restaurant chain is coming to Queen Street

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American chicken restaurant chain Popeyes will soon be opening in Queen Street.

The chain, which was started 50 years ago in Louisiana by Al Copeland, has taken over a retail unit, which is now being fitted out.

Signs have gone up, and work is being carried out in the unit opposite Marks & Spencer.

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It is understood the restaurant could be ready to open in about six weeks’ time.

Oxford Mail:

The area around the entrance is cordoned off while building work takes place.

The chain’s website says: “Popeyes was founded in 1972 Louisiana by Al Copeland who dreamed of serving the best fried chicken.

“Forty-nine years ago in New Orleans, Louisiana a taste sensation was born.

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“What started as one small restaurant with a dream of creating the world’s best fried chicken is now a craze that has swept across the world, serving in over 2,700 restaurants…and we’re not stopping there. Y’all are coming with us?

“Al Copeland didn’t dream of breaking the internet with a chicken sandwich, but his love for Louisiana spices made it pretty much inevitable.

Oxford Mail:

“With bold seasonings, cajun spices and that famous shatter crunch, his chicken has been bringing families together for over 45 years and you better believe you’re next!”

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There are already several Popeyes restaurants across London.

Oxford Mail:

KFC in Cornmarket specialises in fried chicken and chicken restaurant chain Nando’s has branches in George Street and at Westgate.

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This story was written by Andy Ffrench, he joined the team more than 20 years ago and now covers community news across Oxfordshire.

Get in touch with him by emailing: Andy.ffrench@newsquest.co.uk

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