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Old 07-31-2018, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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BC is metro Vancouver. The rest of the province is sparsely populated. The tastes and mores of Vancouver are very much in line with California granola vegan tastes.
Metro Vancouver has slightly less than half the population of the rest of the province.

Sparsely populated, overall, but with concentrations of cities and towns. Saying BC is Metro Vancouver is something no one living here would say.

As for granola vegan tastes, perhaps when those things were particularly " west coast ", but less so today.

I'd say areas outside of Vancouver are more so. Places like Nelson, the Gulf Islands, and other pockets of people who want to live away from it all.

I'm not saying that the cliche of a so called California vibe doesn't exist in Vancouver though.
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Old 07-31-2018, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I had never heard of Popeyes and can't seem to find any locations in BC at all. Wonder why? Are they planning any?
Popeye's seems to have a half dozen or so locations across the river in Ottawa and suburbs. I've never tried it and initially thought we were talking about a vitamin supplement place. That we have here in Gatineau.
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Old 07-31-2018, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I think there will be some protests. Not people out in the street, but people making others aware of the history of the chain and whether or not they want their money spent there.

I personally wouldn't. I try and spend my money as best as I can in ways that go along with my belief system. You can't always do that, or know every connection to every business, but you can at least try.

As for another chicken place..risky I'd say. There are enough places, chains and non-chains that serve every kind of chicken, etc.


Explain please


Regarding protest... well it could happen to any place. There are people that regularly protest at a McDonalds not to far from where I work related to animal cruelty/ go vegan stuff. I make SURE not to walk around there when I am wearing by fur coat in the winter lol. I can only be imagine being chased the street scream .... BUT it is vintage ... so that is saving the planet!!!!
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Old 07-31-2018, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Popeye's seems to have a half dozen or so locations across the river in Ottawa and suburbs. I've never tried it and initially thought we were talking about a vitamin supplement place. That we have here in Gatineau.
Same here, the only Popeye's is a vitamin store chain.
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Old 07-31-2018, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Explain please


Regarding protest... well it could happen to any place. There are people that regularly protest at a McDonalds not to far from where I work related to animal cruelty/ go vegan stuff. I make SURE not to walk around there when I am wearing by fur coat in the winter lol. I can only be imagine being chased the street scream .... BUT it is vintage ... so that is saving the planet!!!!
People making their voices heard through social media, and MSM. Maybe one or two people with signs outside of the future location...hard to say. Get a famous person to be your spokesperson has worked.

Protests at fast food joints isn't new, and sometimes do have an effect. Pamela Anderson and KFC. She got them to change how they treat and kill the birds....at least in Canada.

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/pamela-anderso...store-1.313451

https://www.cbc.ca/news/feathers-set...attle-1.769518
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Old 07-31-2018, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I had never heard of Popeyes and can't seem to find any locations in BC at all. Wonder why? Are they planning any?
This is the nearest Popeyes to BC, in WA state:

https://www.google.com/maps/search/p....291887,11.08z
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Old 07-31-2018, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Popeye's seems to have a half dozen or so locations across the river in Ottawa and suburbs. I've never tried it and initially thought we were talking about a vitamin supplement place. That we have here in Gatineau.
Try it, it has yummy French Cajun food like red beans and rice and jambalaya as sides with spicy fried chicken as the main dish.

I see they haven't expanded into Quebec yet. Popeye's expands by Province in Canada. For instance, the last expansion was Alberta and Saskatchewan. I believe Manitoba is next (specifically Winnipeg).

I would think that they would do well there in Quebec as Cajuns have a lot of the French Canadian blood and probably similar food preferences. However, the Acadians that became Cajuns came from Nova Scotia not Quebec so maybe I'm wrong.

Since Popeye's is a primarily Southern US company, it has taken a while to expand into Canada.

Here are the ones near you:
https://www.google.com/maps/search/p....6947401,12.3z

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Old 07-31-2018, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Try it, it has yummy French Cajun food like red beans and rice and jambalaya as sides with spicy fried chicken as the main dish.

I see they haven't expanded into Quebec yet. I would think that they would do well there as Cajuns have a lot of the French Canadian blood and probably similar food preferences. However, the Acadians that became Cajuns came from Nova Scotia not Quebec so maybe I'm wrong.

Since Popeye's is a primarily Southern US company, it has taken a while to expand into Canada.
Cajun food isn't unpopular in Quebec but it's seen as somewhat exotic. Mexican food is actually way more mainstream here.


Though I guess we do have boudin in common. Not sure if it's the same as in Louisiana but every single grocery store's meat section has it here.
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Old 07-31-2018, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Try it, it has yummy French Cajun food like red beans and rice and jambalaya as sides with spicy fried chicken as the main dish.

I see they haven't expanded into Quebec yet. Popeye's expands by Province in Canada. For instance, the last expansion was Alberta and Saskatchewan. I believe Manitoba is next (specifically Winnipeg).

I would think that they would do well there in Quebec as Cajuns have a lot of the French Canadian blood and probably similar food preferences. However, the Acadians that became Cajuns came from Nova Scotia not Quebec so maybe I'm wrong.

Since Popeye's is a primarily Southern US company, it has taken a while to expand into Canada.

Here are the ones near you:
https://www.google.com/maps/search/p....6947401,12.3z
What type of neighborhoods does Popeyes open locations in Canada. Here in the southeast. I have never seen one that was not in a rough neighborhood. I'm even more surprised Popeyes is in Canada, than Chick fill A. I would never have guessed Popeyes, would find a market in Saskatchewan.
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Old 08-01-2018, 01:39 AM
 
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True, but it's still a large market where they have more locations in certain US markets than others.

48 locations in Atlanta, but only 5 in NYC. 5 in LA etc, which are both larger cities than Atlanta.

Toronto is an unknown, but it's more like NYC than Atlanta. It may go the way of Krispy Kreme, huge intentions, but so far not any real presence in Canada.


As for Walmart, I have only stepped into one while in the US years ago.
Popeyes is headquartered in Atlanta just like CFA.. So it makes sense there would be more of them in Atlanta than NYC.
Popeyes only recently in the last several years started expanding in other markets outside of its region.

Krispy Kreme expanded much too quickly.CFA is known to be a very well organized company that really researches market conditions years before they actually make a move
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