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Popeyes parent AFC Enterprises finds new HQ

Company will locate in Dunwoody, Ga.

AFC Enterprises Inc., the franchisor and operator of 2,000 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen quick-service restaurants, is moving to a new corporate headquarters in Dunwoody, Ga., later this year.

After 10 years in Sandy Springs, Ga., an Atlanta suburb, AFC Enterprises has signed a new lease to occupy about 55,000 square feet at 400 Perimeter Center Terrace in Dunwoody, about three miles away from the company’s former home.

“We needed to accommodate our growth. We started on one floor and now we’re on parts of three floors. We have outgrown our space,” said Alicia Thompson, AFC Enterprises vice president of corporate communications.

The move is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2011 when the company’s current lease expires.

“As we prepare to celebrate our 40th year, we are excited to expand our support center to accommodate the company’s continued global growth and to create a new corporate headquarters that appropriately reflects the distinctive Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen brand,” Cheryl A. Bachelder, AFC Enterprises chief executive and Popeyes president, said in a statement.

“It was important to us to select a location with a wealth of amenities for our team members, franchisees and our many visitors and business associates, and Dunwoody provided the perfect solution for our needs,” she added.

Joel & Granot Real Estate LLC represented the company in its office relocation, while architectural firm KPS Group is designing the new space.

“We want to design a space that reflects our brand. We have a new logo and color palette. We have to re-invent the space to reflect the Popeyes brand,” Thompson said.

Financial terms of the lease were not disclosed.

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