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Popeyes® confirms Oxford opening date

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Following openings in Gateshead, Romford, Chelmsford and Stratford – which saw thousands of fans queuing to get a first taste of its famous menu – US fried chicken giant Popeyes® UK has today revealed the opening date of its hotly anticipated Oxford restaurant. 

From 17 September, the US icon will bring a taste of New Orleans to Oxford city centre, opening its fifth British site on Queen Street. 

Hungry visitors will be able to get their hands on the iconic menu – including Popeyes’® legendary Chicken Sandwich, original Southern biscuits and gravy and its 12-hour marinated chicken – giving everyone the chance to experience Popeyes® UK’s world-famous ‘shatter crunch’ for themselves.

With queues expected to start early in the morning ahead of the restaurant opening at 11.00am on Saturday, 17 September 2022, Popeyes® UK will entertain the first visitors to arrive with a live New Orleans-style party from 11.00am. 

They will also be giving their first 50 customers a free Chicken Sandwich and merchandise, with the first three people in the queue winning the ultimate giveaway of free Chicken Sandwiches for the next year*.

In Stratford, Chelmsford, Romford and Gateshead, chicken lovers travelled from all over the UK to sample Popeyes®, with reviews at its debut Stratford site stating that one guest had even waited ‘for 35 years’ to be able to get their hands on the food. Popeyes® Stratford is now the highest performing restaurant among over 3,700 restaurants globally.

Popeyes® UK is on a mission to open hundreds of sites across the next decade in the UK and has also launched additional delivery kitchens in London. 

With 3,700 restaurants globally, the UK represents the 11th new market for Popeyes® across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, where the chain has already opened more than 350 new sites as part of its global expansion.

Popeyes® UK Oxford is located at 36 to 37 Queen Street in Oxford and will seat up to 90 people. It will open from 10.30am to 10.00pm on Monday to Sunday.

Customers eager to learn more about the new restaurant launch can sign up to the Popeyes® UK mailing list at popeyesuk.com/restaurants/oxford or follow the brand on Instagram at @PopeyesUK.

Popeyes® was founded in New Orleans in 1972 and offers a unique New Orleans-style menu featuring spicy chicken, chicken tenders, fried shrimp, and other regional items. 


*Free Chicken Sandwiches for a year is equivalent to 3 classic sandwiches a week for 12 months. Valid at Popeyes UK via online ordering only.

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