American fried chicken restaurant Popeyes has announced the opening date for its new drive-thru restaurant on Bury New Road. 

It will be located on 288-292 Bury New Road in Salford, close to the border with Prestwich. 

Work is under way on the new restaurant - near Broughton McDonald's and Tim Hortons - and brings 80 new jobs to the local area.

Popeyes UK is set to pull out all the stops to showcase its Southern hospitality as it brings a taste of Louisiana to Greater Manchester.

Guests looking to visit on launch day are advised to get down quickly to beat the round-the-block queues that have become synonymous with Popeyes restaurant launches, with diners at the Manchester Piccadilly site queuing from as early as 6.30pm the night before.

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How the drive-thru will look when complete

Chicken fans will get to experience Popeyes' world-famous ‘shatter crunch’, the iconic Popeyes Chicken Sandwich and original Southern biscuits and gravy.

Popeyes will also be serving up its breakfast menu, including the Big Breakfast Rolls (a sausage patty, egg, streaky bacon, and American cheese in a soft bun), a variety of breakfast muffins, cajun hash browns and their famous Louisiana buttermilk biscuits served with cinnamon sugar or Nutella.

Tom Crowley, UK chief executive officer, said: “Following the success of our Manchester Piccadilly restaurant, we are thrilled to bring our newest Popeyes to Bury New Road, marking our third restaurant in the North West.

"Our new restaurant will also be a drive-thru, meaning customers in Greater Manchester can enjoy our Famous Louisiana Chicken by dining in, via the drive thru lane, or by ordering online for kerbside collection. Our most recent openings have been some of the biggest to date, not just in the UK but for Popeyes globally, and we’re confident that Bury New Road will be just as popular.”

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Plans include 72 seats indoors and eight outside, a dual-ordering lane to reduce expected vehicle queues, kerbside collection from specifically designated bays when you order online via the Popeyes UK website and car park for customers who would like to eat inside the restaurant.

It will mark the brand’s 12th opening in 2024, as part of plans to open 30 new locations in 2024.

Ahead of the launch, chicken fans can enter for the chance of winning a famous Chicken Sandwich at the opening of the new venue by signing up via the Popeyes website.

The new restaurant will be located at 288-292 Bury New Rd, Manchester, M7 2YJ. To find out more about Popeyes UK Bury New Road, visit the website or follow the brand on Instagram at @PopeyesUK or TikTok at @popeyesuk.