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AFC Enterprises names Bower President - U.S. of Popeyes franchise

AFC Enterprises, Inc., the franchisor and operator of Popeyes restaurants, has announced that U.S. Chief Operating Officer Ralph W. Bower has been named President - U.S. of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, the world's second-largest chicken chain based on number of units.

According to the information provided, Mr. Bower will be responsible in his new role for leading day-to-day U.S. operations for Popeyes restaurants. He will lead the Popeyes U.S. team in delivering strategic initiatives, ramping up quality unit growth, nurturing franchise relationships, and mining strategic insights to drive business decision making.

Founded in 1972 in New Orleans, Popeyes is, it says, a leader in the New Orleans segment of the foodservice industry and is the world's second largest quick-service chicken concept based on the number of units. As of December 25, 2011, Popeyes had 2,034 operating restaurants in the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Cayman Islands and 26 foreign countries. (kbp)

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