Popeyes, a restaurant chain, has been named one of The Irish News’ top 100 restaurants of the year for 2016.
The restaurant chain’s award was announced by Michelin in partnership with The Irish Food Awards, which has been running for more than a decade.
The winners were announced by Irish Food Association president David Loughlan, who said: “Popeyes, our Irish food ambassador and best known for its fresh-pressed juice, is an Irish brand that has changed the way we think about food in Ireland for the better.”
It is the most Irish of Irish food brands, and it has a global reach and global influence.
“Read more:Read morePopeyes’ awards were announced in September, following its opening in Dublin in December 2016, and its debut in the United States in May this year.
Popeyes is one of only six Irish food chains to win the Michelin guide’s top 100 list, and the only one to be named in each category.
The awards are named after Michelin’s “World’s Best of Food” award, which awards restaurants the honour of having the best dishes in each of its categories, and which was awarded to the restaurant in 2015.
The Michelin Guide for Food and Wine has been the benchmark for judging restaurants across the globe since 2004, and is based on the quality and value of their products, and has been nominated for the Micheal Kelly Award and the James Beard Award.
Michelin’s World’s Best award is named for Michelin International’s executive director for food, Beverley McGovern, who has won awards for her work as the Michein Guide for the past four years.
Popoffs’ award is for the best restaurant in Ireland, and in addition to being named one in each categories, the award was presented by the Michellys’ head of catering, Michelin chief executive Jean-Christophe Rancourt.