Popeyes® UK Announces Second Drive-Thru Restaurant in Yorkshire

Following the successful launch of Popeyes® UK first Drive-Thru restaurant in Rotherham, Popeyes® has today announced the launch of its Barnsley Drive-Thru, opening later this summer.

The American fried chicken restaurant Popeyes® saw its busiest launch globally for the first UK Drive-Thru in Rotherham, with customers queuing from 4am to get their hands on the famous Louisiana Chicken Sandwich, and the brand has now announced its second restaurant in Yorkshire will soon follow suit.

Chicken fans will be able to experience Popeyes® world-famous ‘shatter crunch’ for themselves once they get their hands on the mouth-watering menu available at the Drive-Thru, including the iconic Popeyes® Chicken Sandwich which contains its signature 12-hour marinated chicken, and original Southern biscuits and gravy. 

What’s more, Popeyes® will also be serving their brand-new breakfast menu, including the Big Breakfast Rolls [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 their famous Louisiana buttermilk biscuits served with cinnamon sugar or Nutella®.

The Drive-Thru will officially open its lanes to the public later this summer with queues expected from the early hours of the morning following the success of the first Drive-Thru in Rotherham on launch week. 

Popeyes® UK is set to pull out all the stops to showcase its Southern hospitality as it brings a taste of Louisiana to Barnsley. Ahead of the launch, chicken fans can enter for the chance of winning a famous Chicken Sandwich at the opening by signing  up via the Popeyes® UK website (at https://popeyesuk.com/restaurants/barnsley-drive-thru). More giveaways will be announced closer to the launch of the Barnsley restaurant, and those who sign up will be the first in the know.

The all-new Drive-Thru is the brand’s 10th opening in 2023 and marks the chain’s 29th opening since landing in Stratford in 2021. 

Tom Crowley, CEO at Popeyes® UK, said: “Our first Drive Thru restaurant opening in Rotherham was the biggest launch Popeyes has ever seen – it exceeded all our expectations. We’re now thrilled to be announcing the opening of our second drive thru in the area in Barnsley, and we’re confident it will be just as popular.

“We’re continuing to build new drive-thrus across the UK, the Barnsley launch follows Cardiff Bay and Northampton which are due to open earlier in the Summer and our first in Scotland later this year.”

The new restaurant will be located at The Peel Centre in Barnsley. Plans include 86 seats indoors and 24 outside, a dual-ordering lane to reduce expected vehicle queues, kerbside collection from specifically designated bays when you order online via the Popeyes website and car park for customers who would like to eat inside the restaurant. 

Popeyes will be expanding their Drive Thru restaurant offering throughout 2023, with two more openings in Northampton and Cardiff Bay earlier in the summer. To find out more about Popeyes® UK, please visit https://popeyesuk.com or follow the brand on Instagram at @PopeyesUK or TikTok at @popeyesuk.

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