SHANGHAI — Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. is planning to develop and open more than 1,500 restaurants in China over the next 10 years through a partnership with T.F.I. T.A.B. Food Investments.
Since 2012, Restaurant Brands International Inc., the parent company of Popeyes, has partnered with T.F.I., a quick-service restaurant operator in Turkey and China. Popeyes is the last of the company’s three brands to enter the Chinese market. The companies opened the first Tim Hortons restaurant in China in February. Burger King, which began operating in China in 2005, has expanded to more than 1,000 restaurants in China since partnering with T.F.I.
“We are proud to bring this famous brand to China, and we look forward to introducing its bold new flavors to our guests,” said Korhan Kurdoglu, vice-chairman and chief executive officer at T.F.I. “We plan to build on years of experience of growing successful businesses in China and around the world.”