Popeyes announces the appointment of a Director of Acquisitions

Popeyes UK has revealed the appointment of Peter Gibson as the Director of Acquisitions and Estates. This announcement comes in the wake of Popeyes unveiling its strategy to double its estate by 2024, with plans to launch over 30 new locations by year-end.

Tom Byng, Chief Development Officer at Popeyes, said: “We are delighted to welcome Peter to Popeyes to lead our property acquisition strategy. His experience in the hospitality industry and proven track record of helping some of the biggest restaurant groups across the UK grow makes him the ideal person to take on this important role as we look ahead to an exciting year for Popeyes.

“Peter will play a critical role in driving this hyper-growth phase of the business’ history, and delivering on our aim to take the total number of Popeyes UK restaurants to over 60 by December this year. Since opening our first UK store in November 2021 to huge hype and acclaim, customer appetite shows no sign of slowing down. Peter’s appointment is another step towards helping even more people have their first taste of Popeyes, with a pinch of famous New Orleans spirit.”

Peter Gibson brings with him a wealth of experience, having served as the individual responsible for property acquisitions for Chicken Shop over the past two years. His prior roles include acting as the Property Director at Flat Iron and serving as the Property Acquisitions and Asset Manager at Nando's.