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ONroute Welcomes Popeyes® to 10 Locations

September 23, 2021

ONroute Welcomes Popeyes® to 10 Locations

World famous chicken now an option for Ontario travellers

TORONTO, ON — The chicken sandwich that famously “broke the Internet” in 2019 is now  a roadside attraction across Ontario. ONroute is excited to announce its new partnership with Popeyes® at ten ONroute locations.

The restaurant renowned for Louisiana inspired fried chicken –highlighted by a chicken sandwich that generated enormous demand when it was first introduced in the US and continues to be a fan favourite – is open at ONroute plazas in King City, Port Hope, Cambridge North, Dutton, West Lorne, Barrie, Trenton North, Napanee and Odessa, with Innisfil set to open May 22.

“We are excited to launch our newest brand partner featuring their famous spicy chicken sandwich at ONroute locations,” says Melanie Teed-Murch, Chief Executive Officer of ONroute. “Popeyes brings with it a global reputation for delicious fried chicken. In the summer of the Stay-Cay Va-Cay, it will be a welcome meal option for travellers along Highways400 and 401.”

For more than 45 years, Popeyes has distinguished itself with a unique New Orleans style menu featuring spicy chicken, chicken tenders, fried shrimp, and other regional items. The chain’s passion for its Louisiana heritage and flavorful authentic food has allowed Popeyes® to become one of the world’s largest chicken quick service restaurants with over 3,500 restaurants in North America and around the world.

“This announcement highlights our commitment to growing the brand in Canada. ONroute is a staple with Canadians travelling along some of the busiest stretches of highway in Ontario, and we are excited to meet our guests while on the run,” says Rob Manuel, General Manager of Popeyes Canada.

For more information, please visit or join the conversation on Twitter @visitonroute and Facebook at /visitONroute.

About ONroute:

ONroute is the proud operator of 23 convenient plazas located along Highways 400 and 401 in Ontario. Our locations are designed to provide travellers with fresh and exciting food and beverage options, gas, and other amenities that improve your travel experience. Each of our locations feature family-favourite restaurant brands, a convenient 24/7 market, free Wifi, and great customer service.


Diana MacLeod