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is seeking candidates for expansion.

What does a Popeyes Franchise Cost?

To open a Popeyes®, candidates must meet the following financial requirements; a minimum of $500,000 in liquid assets and a minimum net worth of $1 million. You can expect the total investment per location to range between $235,000 and $454,000. Approximately 4% of your gross sales will be delegated to a marketing fund and there is a royalty fee of 5% of gross sales.

Total Investment$235,000 - $454,000
Cash Required$500,000
Business TypeFranchise
Target Market National

Grow with Popeyes® Louisana Kitchen

Owning a Popeyes Franchise can be one of the most rewarding endeavors you’ll ever experience. Learn about it from other franchisees today!

The Popeyes story began in New Orleans back in 1972, with one restaurant and a commitment to quality and service, thirty-five years later, Popeyes is the 2nd largest quick-serve chicken concept with over 1,800 restaurants worldwide and millions of satisfied customers served yearly.

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At Popeyes, our leadership team is on a mission to increase franchisee success in every facet of the business. Profitability and service excellence are achieved with a focus on five strategic pillars that guide every business decision.


Popeyes franchisees benefit from the following support services and programs:

  • Proven operational and marketing systems
  • Dedicated regional operations and marketing support
  • Proven local and regional advertising expertise
  • Available multi-unit opportunities
  • Management training programs
  • Standardized and alternative restaurant design concepts including: freestanding, endcap, in-line, malls, walk-up, contract food service, etc.
  • Site selection, development, design and construction support
  • Specialized and dedicated restaurant opening support and training

Five Pillars of Success

1. Build Distinctive Brand
At Popeyes, we are all about the food. Our Louisiana heritage gives us a melting pot of food cultures from seven nations to draw on for new recipes and products presenting a superior food platform for flavor innovation.

2. Create Memorable Experiences
A service experience so good you can’t wait to come back to Popeyes

3. Grow Restaurant Profits
Our #1 customer is our franchisee, and we want to ensure they are successful and profitable.

4. Accelerate Quality Restaurants
We are adamant about growing with the right franchisees, in the right locations, at the right times.

5. Develop Servant Leaders
Inspire servant leaders to achieve superior results based on five key principles

Training and Support

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen franchise owners benefit from comprehensive training and support systems designed to increase business value and operational efficiency. These systems include:

  • Access to powerful marketing programs
  • Dedicated regional operations and marketing support
  • Flexible real estate development opportunities and design concepts including freestanding, end cap, in-line and non-traditional venues
  • State-of-the-art modeling tools used to assist with the site selection process
  • Classroom and in-restaurant training
  • Powerful local and national marketing program
  • Multi-unit franchise opportunities
  • Site selection, development, design and construction support

Franchisee Qualification Requirements

Our goal is, and has always been, to offer franchises to the most qualified people in each market, people with a proven track record in business.

Because franchisees are so important to our success, we are looking to expand our relationship with qualified individuals who possess the right mix of expertise and enthusiasm. Our candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Solid business experience
  • Proven expertise in owning or operating restaurants
  • Previous franchise experience advantageous
  • Net worth of $1 million ($500,000 liquid) per restaurant
  • Commitment to grow with Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits