Crafting Carnival Magic for Popeyes’ Yorkshire Debut

On Friday, September 29, Yorkshire witnessed the grand opening of its second Popeyes UK drive-thru at The Peel Centre in Barnsley. The excitement reached a fever pitch as customers queued for over 10 hours, eager to sink their teeth into the famous Popeyes Chicken Sandwiches.

A sign of flavor, welcome to Popeyes in Scotland! The iconic signage adorned with thistles and tartan announces the arrival of the latest Popeyes branch. A touch of Scottish charm meets the zest of Popeyes—where every bite is a celebration of taste and tradition

The highlight of the celebration was undoubtedly the eye-catching orange Popeyes float that stole the show on the streets of Glasgow’s city center on September 15. Measuring 4×4, this vibrant spectacle showcased Popeyes’ newest branch opening, offering shoppers a chance to win one of 1000 free chicken sandwiches.

he vibrant orange Popeyes float, towed by a sturdy black truck, marks the grand opening of Popeyes' second branch in Scotland. As bagpipes hum and kilts swirl, join us on this festive journey down Argyle Street. A taste of Scotland meets the zest of Popeyes—where every bite is a celebration!

Scotland’s national piper, Louise Marshall, led the Mardi Gras experience with a lively performance alongside the New Orleans style brass band, The Brass Funkeys, on Argyle Street. Pedestrians in Glasgow city center were treated to a visual feast as the orange Popeyes carnival float paraded through the streets.

aptivating orange Popeyes float takes the spotlight in Glasgow's city center on September 15. Measuring 4x4, this vibrant spectacle celebrates Popeyes' newest branch opening, offering a chance to win one of 1000 free chicken sandwiches. Scotland's national piper, Louise Marshall, leads a Mardi Gras experience with The Brass Funkeys on iconic Argyle Street, treating pedestrians to a visual feast as the carnival float parades through the streets. Bagpipes hum and kilts swirl, adding a touch of Scottish magic to the festivities.
The grand opening of Popeyes is a Mardi Gras celebration with Scotland’s piper and The Brass Funkeys

Our contribution didn’t stop at the creation of the float; it was about curating an immersive carnival experience. Adorned with the famous chicken sandwich decal and orange ruffle garland decorations, the float was a mobile celebration, towing its vibrant charm behind a truck.

A whimsical Popeye float adorned with the famous chicken sandwich decal and orange ruffle garland decorations. This attention-grabbing mobile celebration, reminiscent of a lively Scottish ceilidh, tows its vibrant charm behind a truck. A playful blend of iconic imagery and lively colors, the Popeye float brings a dash of joy to the streets of Scotland, where bagpipes echo and kilts swirl. And, if you're lucky, you might enjoy the festivities under the pleasant Scottish weather, adding an extra layer of magic to the experience
Captivating Popeye float adorned with festive details, bringing joy to the streets.

As part of the festivities, Popeyes brought southern hospitality to the city, allowing shoppers to win one of 1000 free chicken sandwiches. The grand announcement that the first three people in both the drive-thru and dine-in queues on opening day would enjoy free Chicken Sandwiches for an entire year added an extra layer of excitement.

Alt text: "Delight in Popeyes' classic chicken sandwich, a symbol of flavor, at the grand opening of popeye second branch in Scotland. The image features the iconic Popeyes float adorned with thistles and tartan, parading down Argyle Street, blending Scottish charm with the zest of our famous sandwiches

The celebration continued with exclusive rewards for the first 25 vehicles through the drive-thru and the first 25 pedestrians in the dine-in queue. Meanwhile, the anticipation built for the launch of Popeyes’ new Barrhead Drive-Thru restaurant, scheduled to open its doors at 11 am on Monday, September 18.

A line of cars queues up at the drive-thru of Popeyes' second branch opening in Scotland, capturing the fusion of Scottish charm and Popeyes zest on Argyle Street. Kilts, bagpipes, and the aroma of classic chicken sandwiches create a drive-thru feast in celebration.

In reflection, we take pride in being the architects of the vibrant orange float that added a touch of magic to Popeyes’ celebration. As the float rolled into the hearts of the community, we are thrilled to have contributed to the joy and festivity that Popeyes brought to Yorkshire. We look forward to more exciting collaborations that roll out a feast for the senses.

A lively Popeye float, proudly displaying the famous chicken sandwich decal and adorned with orange ruffle garland decorations. This mobile celebration, akin to a spirited Scottish ceilidh, parades behind a truck. The vibrant charm echoes the cultural richness of Scotland, where bagpipes play and kilts twirl. And with the pleasant Scottish weather, it adds an extra layer of magic to the festive atmosphere
A mobile celebration in vibrant colors.