Popeyes pursues growth in 40th year

Popeyes pursues growth in 40th year

Nation's Restaurant News speaks with new president Ralph Bower on doubling the chain’s size and the importance of happy franchisees

Perhaps because he grew up in New Orleans in the 1970s, just like the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurant chain he now leads as president, Ralph Bower is adamant that life begins at 40 for Popeyes.

“You don’t see too many 40-year-old brands with this opportunity for growth,” said Bower, who was promoted from chief operating officer to president of the U.S. division for

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