Saturday, October 1 2022

A KFC-STYLE restaurant has submitted a planning application for a store in Oxford.

Popeyes opened its first UK store in London in November, with an application submitted to Oxford City Council for a store in Queen Street.

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A cover letter written on behalf of Popeyes UK states: ‘The proposal is to undertake building operations associated with the conversion of the existing shop into a new Popeyes store.

“As part of the Popeyes fit-out, minor changes to the storefront are proposed to align with their branding and standard specifications.

“The changes to the storefront are minor and are seen as enhancing the building, bringing a clean, contemporary design to an already modern street scene.

“The proposed alterations to the storefront will not detract from the building’s original features, including existing structural columns and architectural details.”

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According to the Popeyes website, the next closest store to Oxford is in Battersea.

The website states that “Popeyes’ British-sourced, Red Tractor-accredited chicken is cooked fresh daily” at its restaurants and is “never frozen.”

The restaurant offers vegan options, including a “100% Plant-Based Vegan Sandwich”.

Other items on the menu include Popeyes’ “Louisiana Signature Chicken”, hot wings, and a variety of milkshakes and sundaes.

The town planning application can be consulted on the town hall’s website, under reference 22/00374/FUL.

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