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According to BBC News, the 45- year old southern style fried chicken restaurant, Popeyes, which has grown from a small restaurant in New Orleans to a chain restaurant with 2,600 establishments, has been acquired by the owner of Burger King.

Restaurant Brands, the owner of the Home of the Whopper, has over 20,000 establishments in over 200 countries, and is looking to expand their business with the purchase of the popular fried chicken restaurant for $1.8 billion.

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