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Popeyes fried chicken chain opens first B.C. location in Metro Vancouver

U.S.-based fast food fried chicken chain Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen has opened their first Metro Vancouver location, in Port Coquitlam.
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U.S.-based fast food fried chicken chain Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen has opened their first Metro Vancouver location, in Port Coquitlam.

Located in the busy Fremont Village Shopping Centre, the new Popeyes opened their doors to the public on Dec. 15, and has seating for 56 customers.

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According to parent company Restaurant Brands International (RBI), this was the first B.C. location of Popeyes, which was immediately followed by the second, in Kamloops, which had a Dec. 16 opening.

Popeyes started in a suburb of New Orleans, Louisiana in 1972, and began as "Chicken on the Run." It's was a slow start for the chicken operation, and the owner folded it, then relaunched with a spicier recipe and a new name: Popeyes. Their first Canadian location was in Toronto, opening in 1984. They've since expanded to over 2,600 locations world-wide, and have been part of the RBI portfolio since 2017.

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Known for their spicy fried "Bonafide" chicken, Popeyes Canada also serves up Cajun Fries, biscuits, slaw, mac and cheese, onion rings, chicken sandwiches, fried shrimp, red beans and rice, chicken tenders, Mardi Gras cheesecake, and even a Cajun Poutine.

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Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is located at 2115 Hawkins St., Port Coquitlam.