Popeyes Scotland: Opening times and what's on the menu as chain opens first Scottish store

The American fast food chain has seen massive queues as it opened its first Scottish store.

Published 21st Sep 2023
Updated 24 th Jan 2024

Popeyes, a fast food outlet that specialises in chicken, opened its first Scottish outlet this month, and plenty of people have been keen to try its dishes.

If you've missed out, or keen to visit soon, here's everything you need to know.

What is Popeyes?

Founded in New Orleans in 1972, Popeyes has a New Orleans style menu featuring spicy chicken, chicken tenders and other regional items.

The chain's passion for its Louisiana heritage and flavourful authentic food has allowed Popeyes to become one of the world's largest chicken fast food restaurants with over 4,000 restaurants in the U.S. and around the world.

Popeyes saw its most successful opening to-date out of 4,000 restaurants globally when it opened the first UK drive-thru in Rotherham in May.

Popeyes Barrhead opening times

Popeyes is located in the Barrhead Retail Park just outside Glasgow.

It opened on Monday 18 September, and the opening times are from 11am, seven days a week.

What's on the menu?

The Barrhead Popeyes Drive-Thru restaurant will offer the brand’s full menu, which includes the much-loved Signature Louisiana Chicken, Signature Wraps, Chicken tenders, Hot Wings, and Popeyes Biscuits with gravy and more, seven days a week.

The Barrhead restaurant will also serve its brand new breakfast menu from 8am to 11am each day.

The breakfast new is exclusive to the UK and includes delicious savoury and sweet options such as:

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  • Big Cajun Roll - Sausage patty, Cajun hash brown, egg, smoked streaky bacon and American cheese in a soft brioche bun with a new Cajun ketchup, all sandwiched in Popeyes’ classic brioche bun from its chicken sandwich.
  • Breakfast Muffins - A combo with egg, cheese, bacon and/or sausage
  • Breakfast Biscuits - Available in cinnamon sugar and plain. Can be topped with Nutella, honey or jam.
  • Cajun Hash Brown - Seasoned with Cajun seasoning. Plain hash browns are also available.
  • Beverages - A new chocolate mocha shake and a variety of coffees or Tropicana orange juice.

If you’re looking to fuel up in the morning, early birds can order a big Cajun roll for £4.99. 7There's also a roll and hash brown plus a drink for £5.99 or a classic bacon roll for £2.99.

New Popeyes openings in Scotland

Following the successful launch of its first Scottish restaurant in Barrhead in 2023, 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 see its first Popeyes open on Union Street this spring – with a further drive-thru venue to open in the city in coming months.

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Park, Barrhead, Retail, UK
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Park, Barrhead, Retail, UK, G78 1BF
Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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