MIAMI-With its acquisition of 71 Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits units from RMS Family Restaurants Inc., locally-based Interfoods of America Inc. becomes the largest franchiser of the second-largest chicken restaurant chain in the world, based on sales.

The acquistion price wasn’t disclosed. Interfoods also obtained development rights to build another 56 units over the next seven years>

Interfoods operates 163 Popeye’s in seven Southeastern states. The publicly-held firm has grown from 11 restaurants in the Miami area to its current total in the past four years. The Popeye’s menu highlights Cajun-style chicken and side dishes. The restaurants are in 40 states and 23 countries.

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