AFC Enterprises Announces Director Retirement

  AFC Enterprises Announces Director Retirement

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- April 22, 2013

AFC Enterprises, Inc.(NASDAQ: AFCE), the franchisor and operator of Popeyes®
restaurants, today announced that John F. Hoffner is retiring from the Board
of Directors following the expiration of his current term and will not stand
for re-election at the annual shareholders meeting in 2013. Mr. Hoffner has
served on the Board of Directors since 2006 and currently serves as the chair
of the Audit Committee and as a member of the People Services (Compensation)
Committee.

“It has been a privilege to serve with my colleagues on our Board and
management team over these past seven years,” said Mr. Hoffner. “Together,
through our new strategic plan, I believe we have transformed Popeyes. The
Company's prospects for the future have never been brighter, and the value we
have worked hard to deliver to all of our stakeholders has never been
greater.”

John M. Cranor, III, Chairman of the Board of the Directors, stated: “John has
contributed enormously to the success of our enterprise since he joined the
Board in 2006 through his dedication and commitment to helping us drive
shareholder value. John’s experience, guidance and enthusiasm for the Popeyes
brand will be missed.”

Cheryl A. Bachelder, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, stated: “During
his tenure, John was a valuable counselor to members of management and a great
resource for his fellow Board members. All of us on the Board and the senior
management team wish John the very best in his retirement.”

Corporate Profile

AFC Enterprises, Inc.is the franchisor and operator of Popeyes® restaurants,
the world's second-largest quick-service chicken concept based on number of
units. As ofDecember 30, 2012Popeyeshad 2,104 operating restaurants inthe
United States, 3 territories and 26 foreign countries. AFC's primary objective
is to deliver superior sales and profits by offering excellent investment
opportunities in its Popeyes brand and providing exceptional franchisee
support systems and services to its owners.AFC Enterprisescan be found
atwww.afce.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this release contain "forward-looking statements" within
the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements regarding future events
and developments and our future performance are forward-looking statements
within the meaning of these laws. These forward-looking statements are subject
to a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could
cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such
forward-looking statements are: competition from other restaurant concepts and
food retailers, continued disruptions in the financial markets, the loss of
franchisees and other business partners, labor shortages or increased labor
costs, increased costs of our principal food products, changes in consumer
preferences and demographic trends, as well as concerns about health or food
quality, instances of avian flu or other food-borne illnesses, general
economic conditions, the loss of senior management and the inability to
attract and retain additional qualified management personnel, limitations on
our business under our credit facility, our ability to comply with the
repayment requirements, covenants, tests and restrictions contained in our
credit facility, failure of our franchisees, a decline in the number of
franchised units, a decline in our ability to franchise new units, slowed
expansion into new markets, unexpected and adverse fluctuations in quarterly
results, increased government regulation, effects of volatile gasoline prices,
supply and delivery shortages or interruptions, currency, economic and
political factors that affect our international operations, inadequate
protection of our intellectual property and liabilities for environmental
contamination and the other risk factors detailed in our Annual Report on Form
10-K and other documents we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking
statements.

Contact:

AFC Enterprises, Inc.
Investor inquiries:
Rebecca Gardy, 404-459-4673
Director, Finance & Investor Relations
investor.relations@afce.com
or
Media inquiries:
Alicia Thompson, 404-459-4572
Vice President, Communications & Public Relations
popeyescommunication@popeyes.com
 
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