Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits Celebrates the Opening Of the First Popeyes in Chattanooga April 24

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from AFC Enterprises, Inc.

    ATLANTA, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Popeyes(R)
 Chicken & Biscuits, a division of AFC Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq:   AFCE), today
 announced the opening of its first restaurant in Chattanooga on April 24,
 2001.  Popeyes plans to eventually open up to eight restaurants in the
 Chattanooga area to serve guests its delicious Cajun-style food and
 atmosphere.  Each of the restaurants will employ approximately 35 Chattanooga
 residents.
     The restaurant, located at 3352 Broad Street, is the first of three
 company-owned Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits restaurants that are planned in the
 next year and a half.  The restaurant will be open Sunday - Thursday, 10 a.m.
 until 10 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. until 11 p.m.
 In addition to its great Cajun-style food, the new Broad Street restaurant
 features Popeyes' new Heritage design.  The building is reminiscent of the
 architecture found in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans, Popeyes
 Chicken & Biscuits' birthplace.
     Popeyes is a leader in the Cajun segment of the foodservice industry and
 is the world's second-largest quick-service chicken concept.  Founded in 1972,
 Popeyes has over 1,500 locations in 41 states and 17 foreign countries and
 achieved 2000 worldwide sales of approximately $1.2 billion.  Visit Popeyes'
 website at www.popeyes.com .
     Popeyes is a division of AFC Enterprises, Inc., the operator and
 franchisor of more than 3,600 restaurants, bakeries and cafes in 28 countries.
 AFC's primary objective is to be the Franchisor of Choice(R), the recognized
 leader in offering quality investment opportunities in highly recognizable
 brands and exceptional franchisee support systems and services.  AFC had
 system-wide sales of approximately $2.4 billion in 2000 and can be found on
 the World Wide Web at www.afce.com .
 
     Certain statements in this release, and other written or oral statements
 made by or on behalf of AFC or its brands, are "forward-looking statements"
 within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements regarding future
 events and developments and our future performance, as well as management's
 expectations, beliefs, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future,
 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 the
 cost and availability of our principal food products, labor shortages or
 increased labor costs, our ability to franchise new units and expand our
 brands, our and our franchisees' ability to successfully operate existing
 units and open new units, changes in consumer preferences and demographic
 trends, competition, general economic, political and regulatory conditions
 and the risk factors detailed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year
 ended December 31, 2000 and the other documents we file with the Securities
 and Exchange Commission.  You should not place undue reliance on any forward-
 looking statements, since those statements speak only as of the date they are
 made.
 
     Contact:  Kelly Puckett
               404.459.4459
               kpuckett@afce.com
 
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    ATLANTA, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Popeyes(R)
 Chicken & Biscuits, a division of AFC Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq:   AFCE), today
 announced the opening of its first restaurant in Chattanooga on April 24,
 2001.  Popeyes plans to eventually open up to eight restaurants in the
 Chattanooga area to serve guests its delicious Cajun-style food and
 atmosphere.  Each of the restaurants will employ approximately 35 Chattanooga
 residents.
     The restaurant, located at 3352 Broad Street, is the first of three
 company-owned Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits restaurants that are planned in the
 next year and a half.  The restaurant will be open Sunday - Thursday, 10 a.m.
 until 10 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. until 11 p.m.
 In addition to its great Cajun-style food, the new Broad Street restaurant
 features Popeyes' new Heritage design.  The building is reminiscent of the
 architecture found in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans, Popeyes
 Chicken & Biscuits' birthplace.
     Popeyes is a leader in the Cajun segment of the foodservice industry and
 is the world's second-largest quick-service chicken concept.  Founded in 1972,
 Popeyes has over 1,500 locations in 41 states and 17 foreign countries and
 achieved 2000 worldwide sales of approximately $1.2 billion.  Visit Popeyes'
 website at www.popeyes.com .
     Popeyes is a division of AFC Enterprises, Inc., the operator and
 franchisor of more than 3,600 restaurants, bakeries and cafes in 28 countries.
 AFC's primary objective is to be the Franchisor of Choice(R), the recognized
 leader in offering quality investment opportunities in highly recognizable
 brands and exceptional franchisee support systems and services.  AFC had
 system-wide sales of approximately $2.4 billion in 2000 and can be found on
 the World Wide Web at www.afce.com .
 
     Certain statements in this release, and other written or oral statements
 made by or on behalf of AFC or its brands, are "forward-looking statements"
 within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements regarding future
 events and developments and our future performance, as well as management's
 expectations, beliefs, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future,
 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 the
 cost and availability of our principal food products, labor shortages or
 increased labor costs, our ability to franchise new units and expand our
 brands, our and our franchisees' ability to successfully operate existing
 units and open new units, changes in consumer preferences and demographic
 trends, competition, general economic, political and regulatory conditions
 and the risk factors detailed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year
 ended December 31, 2000 and the other documents we file with the Securities
 and Exchange Commission.  You should not place undue reliance on any forward-
 looking statements, since those statements speak only as of the date they are
 made.
 
     Contact:  Kelly Puckett
               404.459.4459
               kpuckett@afce.com
 
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