Burger King’s parent company, Restaurant Brands International, boughtPopeyes for a total of $1.8 billion earlier this week. Restaurant Brands International is also the owner of Canadian donut giant Tim Horton’s.
It is said that Restaurant Brand International bought Popeyes to get rid of it’s competitor, Kennedy Fried Chicken (KFC). KFC has 18,000-plus stores worldwide, compared to Popeye’s 2,600.
Even though Restaurant Brands International formed a big conglomerate with this purchase, the Internet goes wild over the decision
We hope that Burger King and Tim Horton's understand that the people *will know* if there is a single modification to that Popeyes recipe. pic.twitter.com/TBmsMyc7Eq
— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) February 21, 2017
I SWEAR IF POPEYES CHICKEN TASTE EVEN THE SLIGHTEST BIT DIFFERENT pic.twitter.com/SDvXq0DHYq
— death the kid (@asvpxckat) February 21, 2017