popeyes chicken sandwich canada

Popeyes is finally bringing its famous chicken sandwich to Canada

The Popeyes chicken sandwich that launched a thousand lineups (and at least one alleged murder) is finally coming to Canada. Chicken connoisseurs, assemble!

Restaurant Brands International, the Toronto-based holding company of which the famous fried chicken brand is now a subsidiary, confirmed the glorious news to The Star in an interview published Friday.

"We're really excited to be bringing this to Canada," said RBI chief commercial officer Duncan Fulton, revealing that Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen would begin testing its wildly popular chicken sandwich in two Canadian markets next month.

The hysteria-inducing sandwich will be available at all Popeyes locations across the country in September, if all goes as planned. Not like Canadian customers haven't been asking for it since last summer or anything...

As for the test markets, Fulton declined to give specifics outside of the fact that one is in Alberta and the other is in Ontario. The closest he got to revealing a city's name was noting that the Ontario location is "within driving distance of Toronto."

It remains to be seen how much the sandwich, which retails for $3.99 US in the states, will cost here in Canada, but it'll likely bring in a pretty penny for Popeyes when it launches.

Fulton told The Star that sales of the fried chicken sandwich, specifically, helped Popeyes boost its sales by 32 per cent in the first quarter of 2020.  That's right: a thirty-two per cent revenue increase for a fast-food restaurant in the middle of a global pandemic.

That must be some damn good chicken. 

Lead photo by

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Food & Drink

How Habitant pea soup became a grocery store staple in Canada

The secret to great poutine according to the founder of Smoke's Poutinerie

The history of Canadian butter tarts and how they've changed since the first recipe

The cult of Kraft Dinner in Canada and the weird recipes people make

This is how bagged milk came to Canada and why it might be here forever

Pillsbury just launched an edible cookie dough in Canada

Spade and Sparrows is the hottest new wine in Canada thanks to a reality TV star

P.E.I. just launched a pay-what-you-can healthy food program for students