Popeyes are set to open their first drive-thru and second site in Greater Manchester next month

If you've still not tried Popeyes, it's about to be easier than ever.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 25th March 2024

Beloved Louisiana fast food staple Popeyes is set to open not only its second site here in Greater Manchester but its only drive-thru location in the region full stop.

Aren’t we a lucky lot?

In case you somehow missed it, the fanatically-followed fried chicken gaff opened up its first Manchester venue on Piccadilly Gardens back in October 2023 and has already become an extremely popular spot for scran here in 0161.

With queues out the door on opening day and hundreds of free meals handed out as part of the much-anticipated launch, they’ve already made a splash around here and are set to excite fans even more with the next opening over in Salford.

Marking their 12th new site in 2024 already, the new Popeyes drive-thru is due to take over the 288-292 unit Bury New Rd, M7 2YJ – right next to the McDonald’s and Tim Horton’s – just on the border of Prestwich, and is part of a larger plan to open a total of 30 British stores this year.


The chicken empire just keeps expanding.

Better still, you won’t have to wait long to get your hands on some top-tier drive-thru fried chicken either, as Popeyes Bury New Road is scheduled to open its doors this time next month. Wednesday, 24 April, to be precise.


We can’t really get enough of this place, to be honest, so recently went back for another visit as part of our Takeaway Champions series. It didn’t disappoint.

Famous for their ‘shatter crunch’ coating and staple items like Southern biscuits and gravy as well as the iconic Popeyes® Chicken Sandwich (genuinely lived up to the hype), they’ve also made waves when it comes to breakfast with a very solid early morning menu. The cajun hash browns alone are immense.

Speaking on the next chapter for the franchise here in our region, Popeyes UK’s CEO Tom Crowley said: “Following the success of our Manchester Piccadilly restaurant, we are thrilled to bring our newest Popeyes to Bury New Road, marking our third restaurant in the North West.


Having it on our doorstep in the city these past few months has been great but making their world-renowned fast food available to even more Mancs via the new curbside service is a great addition, not to mention the 80+ new jobs it will create for locals.

The new location will have 72 seats indoors, an outside dining area; dual-ordering lanes to reduce queues and waiting times, as well as collection from designated bays within the car park when you order online via the website. Roll on April.

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