Popeyes to open first branch in Eton Centris

Taipan Lucio Tan, through his property arm Eton Philippines, is bringing in Popeyes Philippines, America’s fried chicken and buttermilk biscuits to Eton Centris in Quezon City. 

Popeyes Philippines is among the first fast-food restaurants to launch a physical store since the country implemented strict lockdown orders in March, said Popeyes Philippines COO Rami Chahwan.

“We’re very excited to open our store in Eton Centris following strict health and safety protocols. We all know that the F&B business has been heavily hit by the pandemic and our ultimate goal is to support the gradual reopening of the Philippine economy,” Chahwan said.

As Metro Manila remains under general community quarantine (GCQ), dining in at the Eton Centris branch is allowed for up to 50-percent store capacity. 

Eton plans to increase dine-in capacity to 75 percent once the quarantine is more relaxed. 

In Popeyes Eton Centris branch, customers can confidently enjoy Popeyes’ delicious offerings as strict sanitary and physical distancing protocols are being implemented at the restaurant. Popeyes also has on-going special promos for delivery and pick-up orders made at the branch, Eton Properties COO Karlu Tan Say said in a statement.

“We’re happy to welcome Popeyes Philippines in Eton Centris,” she said.

(From left) Popeyes Philippines GM Rami Chahwan, Eton Properties COO Karlu Tan Say, Amen Say, Eton Properties EVP Engr. Charlie Carlos, and Eton Centris operations manager Engr. Miguel Martinez

Moreover, she said Centris offers the best location for businesses nowadays. 

“Our partners have the flexibility to tailor-fit their space to adapt to new business models and our existing open spaces in the complex make it easier to facilitate safer pick-up and deliveries,” she said.

Eton Properties EVP Charlie Carlos said Eton Centris offers consumers the safest dining and shopping experience with its courtyard architectural design. 

“With our wide pathways and floor areas, as well as safety practices in place, those dining in Popeyes may be assured that the complex is well-adjusted to the new normal and their safety remains our top priority. We are honored that Popeyes Philippines chose to partner with us,” he said.

The store’s launching featured classic crowd favorites — Popeyes Chicken, Cajun fries, Chicken French Quarter Burger and signature biscuits.