QSR Web reports that Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits has announced the opening of a fast-casual hybrid concept, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.
According to a news release, the restaurant expands upon Popeyes' rich history and entices guests with a variety of authentic Cajun and Creole flavors, while offering the convenience of a quick-serve restaurant.
From the expanded menu to the atmosphere to the aromas, flavors and images, we hope our new restaurant provides our guests with that 'little something extra' the Cajuns call lagniappe," said Ken Keymer, president and chief executive of Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits.
The first Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen location opened Dec. 12 in Norcross, Ga. A second restaurant, in Fayetteville, Ga., is planned for early 2007.
Both locations will offer Popeyes' traditional menu items, along with new recipes such as New Orleans- style BBQ shrimp, Voodoo BBQ Ribs, Red Bean & Sausage Soup served in a bread bowl, signature Cajun burgers, Bayou Blackened Catfish, Big Easy Grilled shrimp skewers and N'awlins Bread Pudding. Guests also can customize their meal at the Sauce Bar.