Popeyes Honors 2012 Top Performers at Annual Conference

  Popeyes Honors 2012 Top Performers at Annual Conference

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- March 26, 2013

Popeyes^® Louisiana Kitchen, a division of AFC Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:
AFCE), recently presented its annual franchisee and supplier awards at its
worldwide conference held in San Diego, Ca. During the meeting, the company
recognized top operators in the areas of marketing, operations, development,
and leadership. Also honored at the meeting were a Vendor of the Year,
Supplier of the Year and a Distributor of the Year.

Popeyes presents Gold and Silver Plate Awards to the very best restaurants in
the system. These restaurants excel operationally, positively represent the
brand's image and effectively use Popeyes training tools. Additionally,
restaurants are evaluated on sales performance, overall execution of the
Popeyes concept, and leadership as demonstrated by the restaurant manager and
his or her team. The 2012 Silver Plate Award winners are:

  *Brodersen Enterprises of Wisconsin, Inc. – Restaurant #3582, Milwaukee, WI
    – Manager Sonya Hughes
  *Brodersen Enterprises of Illinois, LLC – Restaurant #10927, Chicago, IL –
    Manager Regina Sullivan
  *Brodersen Enterprises of Wisconsin, Inc. – Restaurant #2189, Milwaukee, WI
    – Manager Mark Mittag
  *Brodersen Enterprises of Illinois, LLC – Restaurant #10926, Chicago, IL –
    Manager Charles Riley
  *Food Movers Two Ltd. Partnership – Restaurant #3002, Bloomingdale, IL –
    Manager Anil Patel
  *AAFES – Restaurant #10663, Grafenwoeher, Germany – Manager Jonny R. Tomlin
  *International Food Concepts – Restaurant #11177, Doha, Qatar -- Manager
    Mahmoud Soliman

Silver Plate Award recipients are eligible to receive the most coveted Popeyes
award - the Gold Plate Award. The 2012 Popeyes Gold Plate Award winners for
domestic and international franchisees, respectively, are:

  *Brodersen Enterprises of Illinois, LLC – Restaurant #10927, Chicago, IL –
    Manager Regina Sullivan
  *AAFES – Restaurant #10663, Grafenwoeher, Germany – Manager Jonny R. Tomlin

“Each year, the bar is raised higher by our top performers. Last year’s goals
were met and surpassed and the credentials for winning a Gold Plate this year
have become more rigorous. But, this never stops our franchisees and their
managers from achieving the newly set goals and demonstrating their
superiority in our system,” said President – U.S. Ralph Bower. “This year’s
Gold Plate finalists are the most deserving of the award for their operations
excellence.”

Also at the conference, Popeyes named Harry Stafford of Broford Corp in
Houston, TX as Franchisee of the Year. The Franchisee of the Year award
recognizes the Popeyes franchisee that has distinguished itself through
outstanding performance across all business areas as well as consistent
support of and commitment to the Popeyes brand.

“Harry is truly dedicated to building the Popeyes brand and the Popeyes
family,” said AFC CEO Cheryl Bachelder. “He has a solid commitment to fast,
friendly service – a service that extends beyond the guest to include his team
members, creating a family environment. He is a true servant leader within the
brand, co-op and community.”

At the conference, Popeyes also recognized franchise operators with these
awards:

  *Build Distinctive Brand (Marketing) — Danny Gilliland, Sweet P
    Enterprises, Little Rock, AR
  *Run Great Restaurants (Operations) — Sandra Carter, Idora Inc., St.
    Charles, LA
  *Accelerate Quality Restaurants (Development) — Amin Dhanani, Z & H Foods,
    Houston, TX
  *DMA of the Year — Texas Mega

Popeyes named CSE as the Vendor of the Year, Lone Star Bakery as the Supplier
of the Year, and Reinhart Foodservice as the Distributor of the Year.

“We are proud to work with great vendors, suppliers and distributors like CSE,
Lone Star Bakery, and Reinhart Foodservice,” said Bachelder. “Honoring them is
our way of saying thank you for their dedication to the brand and our guests.”

About Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen

Founded in 1972 in New Orleans, Popeyes is a leader in the New Orleans segment
of the foodservice industry and is the world's second largest quick-service
chicken concept based on the number of units. As of December 30, 2012, Popeyes
had 2,104 operating restaurants in the United States, 3 territories, and 26
foreign countries. For more information, visit the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Web site at www.popeyes.com.

Contact:

For Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen
Coltrin & Associates
Jennifer Webb, 212-221-1616
Jennifer_Webb@Coltrin.com
 
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