US fast food giant Popeyes has confirmed it will be opening two new restaurants in two Scottish cities in 2024.

The chain’s expansion comes after the success of its Scottish debut in Barrhead last year, which saw people queue for 18 hours overnight to taste its signature chicken burgers.

The restaurant’s opening forced Police Scotland to issue a statement after roads were blocked by customers desperately trying to get their hands on the New Orleans-inspired burgers.

The chain said its opening week had queues of up to 2.5 hours long consistently, making it the busiest Popeyes opening globally.

Now, Popeyes has confirmed the brand is bringing a second restaurant to the area, opening on Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street later this year.

Forming the next stage of the Scottish expansion, Aberdeen will also see its first Popeyes open on Union Street this spring – with a further drive-through venue to open in the city in coming months.

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Popeyes has heralded 2024 as a “big year” for the company in the UK as it continues its nationwide rollout with 30 new locations, including London Waterloo Station, Exeter and Aberdeen, throughout the year.

Tom Crowley, CEO at Popeyes UK, said: “Opening restaurants in Scotland has been key for us since we first landed in the UK, and following the huge success of Popeyes Barrhead, we’re thrilled to be bringing the flavours of New Orleans to fans in Aberdeen and Glasgow city centre.

"Our recent openings have been some of the biggest to date, not just in the UK but for Popeyes globally, and we are confident that our new launches in Aberdeen and Glasgow will be just as popular.

“This is just the beginning for us in Scotland, and we’re looking forward to announcing further plans of upcoming openings across the country very soon.”