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Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.
Industry Restaurant
Genre Fast food
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Key people
John M. Cranor III
Cheryl A. Bachelder
Revenue Increase US$148 Million (FY 2009)[1]
Increase US$36.6 Million (FY 2009)[1]
Increase US$18.8 Million (FY 2009)[1]
Total assets Decrease US$117 Million (FY 2009)[2]
Total equity Increase US$-18.2 Million (FY 2009)[2]
Number of employees
Subsidiaries Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. (formerly, AFC Enterprises Inc.) is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia,[4] and is the company that owns Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits.

AFC was formerly the franchiser of Seattle's Best Coffee and Cinnabon. In 2003 the company came under investigation from the Internal Revenue Service as part of the accounting scandal of Arthur Anderson. AFC was forced to sell off its Seattle's Best Coffee division to Starbucks and in 2004 sold its international division and Cinnabon to FOCUS Brands, Inc. In late 2004, AFC sold off its Church's Chicken division to Arcapita (formerly Crescent Capital Investments), a venture-capital firm that also is the parent of Caribou Coffee.

In August 2004, the company sued the now-defunct Arthur Andersen company for malpractice and breach of contract, alleging that its accountants failed to catch the problems they were hired to, when performing audits for 2000, 2001, and 2002.

On January 21, 2014, the company started operating under the name Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.