Popeyes UK is bringing its Famous Louisiana Chicken to a second site in Essex with the announcement that it plans to open a restaurant in Romford.

The Romford restaurant will be the brand’s third in the country, following the announcement of a Chelmsford location and the launch of its first UK site in Stratford last year. Popeyes UK also revealed that its Chelmsford restaurant will be opening to chicken lovers on Saturday 11 June 2022.

Popeyes created headlines in the UK with the opening of its Westfield Stratford store last November with hours-long queues reminiscent of the launch of its viral sensation Chicken Sandwich in the US in 2019. Earlier this month, the iconic brand announced its first standalone restaurant will be opening in Chelmsford this summer.

Guests at the Romford restaurant will be able to get their hands on all the iconic menu items including the legendary Chicken Sandwich, and original Southern biscuits and gravy – giving them the chance to experience that world-famous ‘Shatter Crunch’ for themselves.

This year, Popeyes celebrated 50 years since its first restaurant opened in New Orleans. Since then, the brand has carved a niche in the global fried chicken market using authentic Louisiana flavours. Popeyes believes that the best food takes time. The chicken is locally sourced and freshly prepared: marinated for at least 12 hours in bold Louisiana seasonings, hand-battered and breaded, then to perfection using a proprietary frying process.