Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Caleya Acquires Development Rights to Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in the Dominican Republic

Popeyes and Caleya are pleased to announce an exclusive agreement to develop and grow Popeyes in the Dominican Republic with plans to expand the brand nationally.

With this partnership, Caleya expands its presence in the country by complementing its restaurant representation that includes Burger King, Papa Johns and Krispy Kreme. In addition, it is part of a business conglomerate that includes movie entertainment with the Palacio del Cine chain and wellness businesses with Orange Theory Fitness with a presence in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Panama.

Founded in New Orleans in 1972, Popeyes boasts more than 50 years of culinary history and tradition. Popeyes distinguishes itself with a unique New Orleans-style menu, influenced by African, Cajun and Louisiana Creole heritage, featuring the signature chicken sandwich, spicy chicken, chicken tenders, fried shrimp and other delicious crisps.

Popeyes Famous Chicken is freshly prepared, marinated at least 12 hours in flavorful Cajun, traditional Louisiana seasonings, battered and breaded by hand, slow cooked to perfection using proprietary seasonings and techniques for juicy, crispy chicken. The menu is curated by an in-house team of professionally trained chefs with a passion for honoring the past while innovating Louisiana flavor, food and traditions.

“We have an excellent development opportunity ahead of us. We are very excited about a great future for the Popeyes® chain in the Dominican Republic. We look forward to capitalizing on the structure and experience we have gained over the decades with Burger King, Papa Johns and Krispy Kreme, these brands will support us in ensuring the excellence of Popeyes fried chicken. We are proud to add Popeyes® to our portfolio of brands. Popeyes is the best fried chicken brand in the world and we want Dominicans to experience it,” said Isabel Turull, CEO of Caleya, SAS

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