New kick on fried chicken

A new Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is now
open on Grand Cayman.

The eaterie on Eastern Avenue,
opened on 20 April and is the first of two Popeyes establishments the
franchisees plan to build on-island over the next few years.

Popeyes has franchises worldwide,
serving New Orleans and Louisiana specialities such as spicy chicken, Cajun
rice, and the popular red beans and rice.

Husband and wife, Caymanians Gary
and Angel Rutty, will be in charge of the new fast food outlet.

“For more than 35 years, Popeyes
has thrilled patrons around the globe with New Orleans-style cuisine hard to
find outside of Cajun-country.

“As a sixth generation islander, I
have come to love Popeyes through my travels and knew Caymanians would love the
bold spicy flavours too,” said Mr Rutty.


The new building has been designed
to be consistent with the famous French Quarter in New Orleans, with an added island feel.

The architectural design features
bold colours, awnings and gooseneck lighting, said a press release from
Popeyes.  Dine-in customers will also be treated to the vibrant sounds of
Popeyes in-restaurant entertainment featuring jazz, blues and zydeco.

“We have been working hard to bring
Grand Cayman a taste of Louisiana heritage and can’t wait to share the unique
Louisiana cuisine and New Orleans atmosphere that really differentiates Popeyes
from any other quick service brand,” added Mr Rutty.


The new Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen has opened on Eastern Avenue.
Photo: Submitted