Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

At a Glance

Products & Services: New Orleans-style fried chicken, seafood, biscuits

Number of Locations: 1,945

Total Investment: $292.3K - $442.1K

Founded: 1972

Began Franchising: 1976

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2010 1,533 42 333 37
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new units internationally.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $292,300 - $442,100
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $500,000
Liquid Cash Available: $250,000
Operations
80% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 20 - 25. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (50% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 6 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #57 (2011),