Popeyes appoints acquisitions and estates director to support growth

15th April 2024 | Jack Oliver

Popeyes UK has appointed Peter Gibson as director of acquisitions and estates, as the quick-service restaurant brand looks to continue its expansion.

This comes after Popeyes said it intends to double the size of its estate in 2024, with plans to open over 30 locations by the end of the year.

Gibson joins the company from restaurant chain Chicken Shop, where spent the last two years as property director.

He has also previously held the roles of property director at Flat Iron and head of property acquisitions and asset management at Nando’s.

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.”


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