AFC's 2nd-Q profits jump 29%

ATLANTA AFC Enterprises Inc., franchisor or operator of 1,878 Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits restaurants, posted a 29.4-percent increase in second-quarter profit on revenue that rose 11.3-percent to $38.3 million, mostly on the re-opening of corporate locations that had been battered by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

AFC’s revenues also were helped by full-year sales from 13 formerly franchised restaurants that were acquired by the company in the second quarter of 2006.

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