Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is expanding its collaboration with rapper Megan The Stallion, offering a range of merchandise inspired by anime art, the company said Tuesday.
The division of Toronto-based Restaurant Brands International Inc. first announced the collaboration in October, when Popeyes teamed with the artist — whose name is Megan Pete — on a special hot sauce for the brand’s popular chicken sandwich and some merchandise at TheeHottieSauce.com. The company also said she would become a franchisee of the brand.
The TheeHottieSauce website includes a placeholder for an as-yet-to-be-announced offering of “New Nostalgia.”
Starting Tuesday at 11 a.m. EST, the website expands with Animegan merchandise, featuring a unisex graphic t-shirt, pull-over hoodie, tote bag, bandana and a plush toy.
Popeyes said the collection was inspired by Megan Thee Stallion’s love for anime, and features illustrations and designs by McFlyy, the graphic designer, visual artist and fashion stylist who has collaborated with notable global apparel brands.
Popeyes, founded in 1972, has more than 3,300 restaurants in the U.S. and around the world.
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