AFC Enterprises changes its name

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 21, 2014 at 5:31 am •  Published: January 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Restaurant company AFC Enterprises Inc. has changed its corporate name to Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc.

CEO Cheryl Bachelder said in a statement that the name Popeyes "is among the most visible expressions of our Louisiana heritage and differentiates Popeyes in the marketplace."

Its Nasdaq ticker symbol is changing to PLKI from AFCE on Tuesday.

Popeyes had 2,225 operating restaurants in the U.S., three territories, and 28 foreign countries as of Dec. 29.