Popeyes enjoys a VIP evening in Sandton City

El Broide and Lee-Roy Wright at the recent VIP event hosted by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.


Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen held a VIP evening 6 July ahead of the official opening of the American chain restaurant.

The store is set to open at Sandton City on the 13 July at 11 am. The iconic American restaurant brand will soon serve authentic Louisiana-inspired chicken in South Africa.

On 13 July guests can experience the mouth-watering menu at the first Popeyes restaurant in South Africa, located in the food court.

Zuraida Jardine at the recent VIP event hosted by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.

The restaurant offers signature bone-in fried chicken, available in spicy or mild flavours, along with boneless chicken tenders and a wide variety of delicious signature sides, featuring the fan favourite, Cajun fries.

Jaye Sinclair, chief executive officer for South African-based Siyaghopa Trading Group said, “We’re very excited to join the Popeyes family and bring the iconic brand to South Africa. We think our South African guests will love the signature blend of spices and flavours we’ll bring to the table.”

The chicken-loving nation of South Africa can finally enjoy the distinctive flavours of Popeyes fried chicken and tasty Cajun fries.

Some facts about Popeyes ahead of the grand opening:

  • Popeye did not get its name from the spinach-loving cartoon character, but from the famous fictional detective, Jimmy ‘Popeye’ Doyle
  • The Popeyes restaurant in Sandton City is the only one on the continent of Africa
  • At least 60 per cent of the employees at Popeyes are first-time work-seekers from Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator who have been trained to meet Popeyes international requirements
  • Popeyes offers both well-seasoned mild chicken, as well as a more spicy chicken option that South Africans are bound to love.

Details: www.popeyes.co.za or follow Popeyes South Africa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Will you be attending the grand opening of the new restaurant in Sandton City? Share your stories with us on the Sandton Chronicle Facebook page.

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