WASHINGTON (AP) — The world’s largest fast-food restaurant chain is opening at Walt Disneyland Resort in the fall of 2019, the company announced Tuesday.
The Walt Disney Imagineering Group announced the expansion of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Bar, a family-friendly restaurant in a new, expanded building.
It also plans to open a second restaurant in the building next year.
“We are excited to be opening our second Popeyes in 2019 at Walt, and are committed to continuing to bring our guests the best of the Louisiana-made food that we all know and love,” Popeyes executive vice president of corporate and business development Matt Felt said in a statement.
“Popeyes Louisiana is one of the best restaurants in the state, and we are proud to be expanding our offerings here in Disney Springs,” he added.
Popeyes opened in Louisiana in the 1980s, but expanded to 11 restaurants in 2019.
The Popeyes franchise opened a second location in New Orleans in 2019, after closing its last two locations.