US chain Popeyes in London’s Westfield Stratford ‘will be Halal’
Our chicken in Stratford will be Halal and we have no pork or alcohol on the menu.
International US fried chicken chain Popeyes has not only revealed that its UK debut this November will be in London’s Westfield Stratford, but also its Halal status.
Recognising “that different folks have different tastes and needs” and that “everybody is welcome”, Popeyes says on its UK website that in addition to “sourcing UK Sourced, Red Tractor chicken… all of our chicken will be Halal”.
Popeyes has also confirmed with the FtLion: “Our chicken in Stratford will be Halal and we have no pork or alcohol on the menu.”
But FtLion has been informed that Popeyes’ breakfast menu is not Halal, with a representative clarifying: “We don’t serve chicken at breakfast, but our chicken served with our daytime menu remains Halal.”
With over 3,400 restaurants across the globe, the brand is planning to open 350 sites around Britain in the coming decade and said new sites will be announced “imminently”.
Popeyes, which was founded in New Orleans in 1972, said the initial restaurant will take up a 1,531 sq ft unit in Westfield Stratford City formerly occupied by KFC.
The brand hasn’t just promised that its “chicken is freshly prepared daily in our restaurants, NEVER frozen”, but that they “marinate all our chicken for 12 hours in our signature blend of Louisiana herbs & spices and then hand-batter to create that famous Popeyes Shatter-Crunch”.
Popeyes also revealed: “We have signed up to the Better Chicken Commitment and in doing so, we will work with our suppliers and Compassion in World Farming as we progress on our journey to deliver this by 2026 at the latest.”