Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is hardly a household name in Canada, unlike U.S. fast-food franchise royalty such as McDonaldâ€™s Corp. or Burger King Corp. But the mid-sized U.S. restaurant chain and others like it have their sights set on expansion to the north.
Andrew Skehan, international chief operating officer for Atlanta-based Popeyes, said his chain now has 63 locations in Ontario, most of them clustered in the Greater Toronto Area. New outlets, including one in downtown Torontoâ€™s east end that opened recently, keep cropping up.
â€œCanada is certainly one of our growth markets. Our business is very healthy up there,â€ Mr. Skehan said in an interview. â€œCompared with the U.S., your economy has weathered the recession much better.â€ Continue reading.