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Popeyes celebrates one year anniversary

VALLEY — There was a huge birthday cake, party balloons and specials throughout the day at Popeyes on Thursday. Located on Highway 29 just off Exit 79 on I-85, the fast food franchise marked one year in business on Dec. 29, 2019.

“We’re doing this today to thank Valley and the surrounding area for supporting us the way they have,” said owner Abid Khutliwala. “We had a very successful first year, and we are grateful for the way we have been received.”

Khutliwala also owns Popeyes restaurants in Phenix City and in Sharpsburg, Georgia.

Among those offering here congratulations at the 11:30 a.m. cake cutting were leaders from the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce – Carrie Royster, executive director; Shannon Craig, administrative assistant and Bill Gladden, past president.

Popeyes is an American multinational chain of fried chicken fast food restaurants founded in New Orleans in 1972. It is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

There are more than 3,000 Popeyes restaurants in 40 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and more than 30 countries worldwide.