Free chicken sandwiches will be on offer for a year for a few customers as New Orleans chicken restaurant Popeyes opens a branch next week.

The Bury New Road restaurant is set to open on Friday, April 26 with the doors and drive-thru lanes officially opening from 11am.

And to celebrate the opening of the area's first Popeyes UK drive-thru location, the store will be pulling out all the stops to showcase its New Orleans hospitality.

On opening day, the first three people queuing, both on foot and in cars, will win free chicken sandwiches for 12 months – equating to three sandwiches a week for a year.

Additionally, the first 25 customers in both queues will also be rewarded with a free Chicken Sandwich and exclusive Popeyes UK merchandise.

Bury Times: Popeyes UK will open on Bury New Road next weekPopeyes UK will open on Bury New Road next week (Image: Popeyes UK)Popeyes UK saw fans queuing for more than 16 hours when it opened its first Manchester restaurant in Piccadilly Gardens last October, so it is advised to get down quickly as queues are expected from the early morning.

The menu includes the iconic Popeyes Chicken Sandwich, as well as a large range of other burgers, wraps, chicken, tenders, wings, and sides including Southern US biscuits and gravy.

Popeyes UK will also be serving up its breakfast menu from Saturday, April 27.

The "Brekkie" menu launched around the UK in February, featuring British breakfast classics with a New Orleans twist, such as the Big Cajun Breakfast Roll, Cajun Hash Browns and indulgent Nutella-topped buttermilk biscuits.

Breakfast will be available until 11am every day and will even include a bacon roll meal for just £1.99, consisting of the Bacon Roll, a Hash Brown and a drink.

The all new American chicken restaurant will mark the brand’s 11th opening in 2024 and 47th since landing in the UK in November 2021.

The new opening will form part of Popeyes' plans to open 30 new locations in 2024.

The Popeyes UK Bury New Road Drive-Thru will open at 288-292 Bury New Road at 11am on Friday, April 26.

To find out more about the new restaurant head to the Popeyes UK website here:

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