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Popeyes pulls wraps off new design at historic New Orleans, La., unit

Unit features self-order kiosks and dedicated area for digital order pickup

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen officially re-opened the doors Monday to its historic Canal Street location in New Orleans, La., incorporating a new design and digital-friendly offerings.

The quick-service brand, a division of Toronto-based Restaurant Brands International Inc., said the New Orleans restaurant is the first Popeyes restaurant in the United States to feature the modernized design, which includes self-order kiosks, order-ready boards and dedicated areas for digital-order pickup.

Some aspects of the design have been introduced abroad, such as the new unit in Shanghai, China.

The brand celebrated the grand re-opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Popeyes executives, including: Sami Siddiqui, Popeyes president; Jourdan Daleo, senior vice president of franchising and field operations; and Marcel Medawar, vice president of development.

The event also included NOLA soul music by Big Sam’s Funky Nation.

The Canal Street restaurant, located on a Mardi Gras parade route, pays homage to Popeyes Louisiana culture and heritage.

Popeyes was founded in New Orleans in 1972. As of Dec. 31, Popeyes had 3,705 restaurants globally.

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