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The Parent Company of Burger King Purchases Popeyes

It's possible you'll soon see a new crop of Burger King-Popeyes combination restaurants, because Restaurants Brand International Inc., the company that owns Burger King and the coffee chain Tim Hortons, purchased Popeyes for $1.8 billion. If you're hoping this will mean more Popeyes locations will pop up around the States, it's likely! The CEO of RBI, Daniel Schwartz, stated in a press release, "We look forward to taking an already very strong brand and accelerating its pace of growth and opening new restaurants in the U.S. and around the world." Those who dream of being able to pair their favorite burger and fries along their go-to fried chicken and biscuits, there's no mention of such a development in the release. RBI confirms that "Popeyes will continue to be managed independently in the U.S." This may be good news for Popeyes fans who are worried this merger may affect the quality and taste of Popeyes famous food offerings.

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