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Restaurant Brands International Inc. to Acquire Firehouse Subs

Restaurant Brands International Inc. and Firehouse Restaurant Group Inc. ("Firehouse Subs") announced today that they have reached an agreement for RBI to acquire Firehouse Subs for $1.0 billion in an all-cash transaction. The transaction offers significant long-term unit growth potential to drive attractive returns for all stakeholders and is expected to be immediately accretive to RBI's diluted net earnings per share.

Firehouse Subs adds a strong and loved restaurant brand with attractive unit economics in a complementary category to RBI's existing family of iconic quick service restaurant...

 

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Nov 15 8:57 AM, General News



Popeyes Says Goodbye to the Chicken Wars as Their New Game Changing Nuggets Hit Stores Nationwide

Popeyes announced its new Chicken Nuggets are now available in restaurants in Canada, the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Fans of Popeyes can now enjoy the same taste and quality from the iconic Chicken Sandwich, but now in pieces. With that Popeyes says goodbye to the chicken wars by offering piece, 8 piece.

“The launch of our Chicken Sandwich was incredible, and we’re humbled by the amount of love and positive reviews, but at the same time many claimed that it started the chicken wars. Now, it’s time to say goodbye to the chicken wars and celebrate our new Nuggets, because...

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Jul 28 8:24 AM, General News


Wendy's Launches New Nugget Sauce as Popeyes Prepares to Debut Chicken Nuggets

As Popeyes prepares to debut chicken nuggets on the menu on July 27, Wendy’s is launching Ghost Pepper Ranch Sauce nationwide. Wendy’s is advertising the sauce to be paired with its Spicy Nuggets or for spreading on other menu items like burgers and sandwiches. Additionally, Wendy’s is featuring its 10-piece Spicy Chicken Nuggets in a buy one get one for $1 offer through September 5.

"I'm proud of the work my culinary team has done to create a legacy of spice that keeps fans coming back for more with new menu innovations they crave, including...

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Jul 21 8:16 AM, Urner Barry


Popeyes Adds Chicken Nuggets to the Menu as Brand Looks to Make Another Splash

Is another chicken item war on the horizon?

Popeyes has once again made headlines with the introduction of chicken nuggets to its meu on July 27. The new nuggets will feature “the quality and flavors” of its hit Chicken Sandwich, just in bite-sized form.

Back in 2019, the Chicken Sandwich Wars turned into a cultural phenomenon. Foodmarket.com and Urner Barry covered the saga at length but two years later the repercussions are still being felt.

Since the spat, several companies have entered the fold...

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Jul 14 9:33 AM, General News


Popeyes Launches Its First Ever Loyalty Program, Popeyes Rewards

Popeyes has unveiled its first-ever loyalty program. To celebrate the Popeyes Rewards launch, the brand is introducing a special “Welcome To The Popeyes Fam” Meal available exclusively for loyalty members on the Popeyes App or online only, featuring 8 pieces of Popeyes signature bone-in chicken, 1 large side & 4 biscuits. Each Popeyes Rewards member who purchases the exclusive meal June 17th to July 1st will receive 500 bonus points to use towards future Popeyes orders.

Popeyes Rewards is designed so that members can earn with each transaction. Those who join the program will unlock things like...

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Jun 18 8:28 AM, General News


Restaurant Brands International Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

Restaurant Brands International Inc. reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

José E. Cil, Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant Brands International Inc. ("RBI") commented, "Our first quarter results signal our return to growth with system-wide sales surpassing Q1 2019 and net restaurant growth nearly matching our best-ever Q1 performance in 2018. We are excited by the global growth potential of our brands and are encouraged by this early momentum as we work toward a return to historic levels of unit growth this year."

"Our home market recovery from the pandemic is well-underway, including at Tim Hortons in Canada where our business fundamentals have continued to improve as we execute on our Back to Basics plan, which included exciting product launches in Q1 like our new dark roast coffee and...

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May 3 8:20 AM, General News


Popeyes Announces Agreement to Open Restaurants Across India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan

Popeyes® and Jubilant Foodworks Limited ("JFL") announced exciting new plans to develop and open hundreds of Popeyes® restaurants across India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan in the coming years.

"We're excited to introduce our iconic Louisiana-style chicken to a new population in the world that already celebrates and loves bold and delicious flavours," said David Shear, President RBI International, parent company of Popeyes®. "At Popeyes®, we believe that the best food takes time, we marinate our chicken for 12 hours in bold Louisiana seasonings, then hand batter and slowly cook it to make it the juiciest and crispiest chicken that I think our guests will ever have."

Founded in New Orleans in 1972, Popeyes® has more than 45 years of history and culinary tradition. Popeyes® distinguishes itself with a unique New Orleans style menu featuring...

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Mar 25 8:38 AM, General News


Popeyes Announces Expansion in Mexico

Popeyes® announced an exciting new agreement with JK Capital to bring hundreds of new Popeyes® restaurants to Mexico over the coming years.

Popeyes® presence in the country is currently limited to the city of Guadalajara, where its famous Chicken Sandwich launched earlier this year to the excitement of local guests. This announcement to grow the brand's presence in the country further builds on Popeyes® global expansion goal to bring Louisiana-style cooking to fans all over the world. Currently, the Popeyes® system operates in over...

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Mar 22 2:31 PM, General News


Popeyes Announces New Quality and Sustainability Commitments

Popeyes has announced new food quality commitments for the next 5 years as part of the Restaurant Brands for Good sustainability plan. The commitments are part of the brand’s work to serve responsibly sourced, high quality and great tasting food every day while continuously working to reduce its environmental footprint.

Real Ingredients - Popeyes® is working on removing colors, flavors and preservatives from artificial sources from fried chicken menu items in the U.S. by the end of 2022, starting with its famous Popeyes® Chicken Sandwich.

Antibiotics - Popeyes® is eliminating antibiotics important to human medicine from their chicken supply chain in the US and Canada by the end of 2021. This new sourcing policy supports...

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Mar 4 8:33 AM, General News


A Look at Protein Demand as the Six-Week Lenten Period Begins 

As the six-week Lenten period leadup to Easter begins, foodservice and retail are catering to those who cannot eat meat at least one day a week. As SeafoodNews reported, restaurants like Bojangles, White Castle, and Quizno’s are just a few offering seafood items for a limited time.

Last year, Popeyes brought in a limited time Buttermilk Biscuit Shrimp offering for Lent. To switch things up this year, Popeyes introduced a new contender in the "Chicken Sandwich Wars," a Cajun Flounder Sandwich. But how could a new fish sandwich offering during Lent impact the chicken sandwich battle, which has become...

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Feb 19 8:25 AM, Urner Barry


Restaurant Brands International Reports Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2020 Results

Restaurant Brands International Inc. reported financial results for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2020.

Jose Cil, Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant Brands International Inc. ("RBI") commented, "We are confident that our efforts in food and beverage quality, restaurant experience, digital leadership and brand building will be beneficial to returning our business to the growth we know we are capable of in all three brands. While we ended 2020 with about the same restaurant count as 2019, we have been working closely with our network of franchisees on...

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Feb 11 9:56 AM, General News


Popeyes Keeps Sandwich Wars Going With Introduction of Cajun Flounder Sandwich For Lent

This year for Lent Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is introducing a new contender in their “Chicken Sandwich Wars” … their Cajun Flounder Sandwich.

In 2020 the popular restaurant chain brought in a limited time Buttermilk Biscuit Shrimp offering for Lent. In 2021 they’re switching things up by providing consumers with a chicken sandwich replacement. 

Beginning February 11, Popeyes customers across the nation can indulge in the Cajun Flounder Sandwich for just $4.49. The limited time Cajun Flounder Sandwich stars a fried filet on top of...

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Feb 10 10:52 AM, SeafoodNews


McDonald's to Launch Three New Chicken Sandwiches Next Month

McDonald's is launching three chicken sandwiches beginning February 24, joining long-time sandwich favorites like the Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, Egg McMuffin, and Filet-O-Fish. The new options include a Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, and the Deluxe Chicken Sandwich.

McDonald's began testing the Crispy Chicken Sandwich in Houston and Knoxville, Tennessee, last year. The sandwich is made of a fried chicken filet served on a potato roll, topped with butter and pickles. The spicy option comes with a spicy pepper sauce, and the deluxe sandwich comes with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and mayo.

In November, Joe Erlinger, President of McDonald's USA, said a new crispy chicken sandwich would...

 

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Jan 5 8:28 AM, Urner Barry







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