POPEYES, the favorite fried chicken brand from the United States, is now in the Philippines. The Kuya J Group has brought it to the country and opened its first Philippine store at Arcovia City, Pasig City, today (May 16, 2019).
Backed by 45 years of history and culinary tradition, Popeyes opened its very first store in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1972 and distinguishes itself with its unique New Orleans style menu. It prides itself with its signature Cajun-inspired Fried Chicken, which is the product that expanded its operations all over the U.S. and brought it to different countries around the world.
With the opening of the first Philippine store under the Kuya J Group, Popeyes also scores a first by choosing the Arcovia store to be the first store in the world to unveil the brand’s new global restaurant image. It is hip and more vibrant with its bright orange, red and white color theme and booth seating to go with regular quick-serve restaurant seating.
But the star of the show is the food—and the star has got to be the signature Fried Chicken of Popeyes. Packed with distinct Cajun-inspired flavors, it is made fresh daily and can be enjoyed in Original and Spicy variants.
The chicken can be enjoyed in various ways—1-piece Chicken with Spaghetti and Drink (Php125); 1-piece Chicken with Rice, Fries and Drink (Php105); 1-piece Chicken with Rice, Mashed Potato and Drink (Php115); 1-piece Chicken with Rice, Soup and Drink (Php129); 1-piece Chicken with Spaghetti, Biscuit and Drink (Php145); and 2-piece Chicken with Rice and Drink (Php167).
For groups, the chicken comes in two Bundles of 6 pieces that are good for three persons—6-piece Chicken with 3 each of Rice, Spaghetti and Drinks (Php499); and 6-piece Chicken with Rice, Biscuits and Drinks (Php489). There are two Bundles of 8 pieces that are good for four persons—8-piece Chicken with 4 each of Rice, Spaghetti and Drinks (Php699); and 8-piece Chicken with 4 each of Rice, Biscuits and Drinks (Php689).
Yes, Popeyes brings with it its Original Honey Biscuits (Php45 per piece or Php120 for a Box of 3). But now, Popeyes Biscuit also comes in two new variants: Hazelnut and White Chocolate (Php55 per piece or Php150 for a Box of 3 Assorted Biscuits).
And speaking of Spaghetti (Php66 with Drink), it is one item on the Popeyes menu that is exclusive to the Philippine market. Sweet and meaty, it was formulated specifically to please the Filipino palate. Which is why it has hotdog and cheese
For burger lovers, Popeyes offers its hefty chicken version called Chicken French Quarter (Php165), a generous fried chicken fillet layered with lettuce, tomatoes, bacon and mayo in a bun). Other options are Chicken Burger (Php92), Shrimp Burger (Php149) and Fish Burger (Php149).
Also available are Chicken Tenders with various dips and sauces available, Cajun Fries, Cajun Rice, Mashed Potato, Creamy Crab Soup, Swirls, Floats and Sundaes.
After the Arcovia launch, other Popeyes branches expected to open in the next few months are located in Alabang Town Center, Robinsons Galleria, Eastwood City, SM City San Lazaro, SM City Manila, and Dela Rosa Carpark in Makati.