Burger King Popeyes

Burger King owner brings growth model to Popeyes

Restaurant Brands International promises rapid unit growth at the chicken chain

After months of flirting, Restaurant Brands International Inc. and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. finally agreed to tie the knot this week, with the Burger King owner agreeing to pay $1.8 billion for the fried-chicken chain.

RBI owns Burger King and doughnut-and-coffee chain Tim Hortons. Popeyes will add a third leg to the stool.

The deal cements RBI’s reputation as a burgeoning force in th

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