“I’m appreciative of Popeyes commitment to empowering Black women and look forward to opening Popeyes Restaurants,” said Megan Thee Stallion in a statement. “Teaming up with Popeyes is such a milestone in my journey and evolution as an entrepreneur. I’ve always been a fan of the Popeyes brand and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join the brand and help create the new Megan Thee Stallion Hottie Sauce for their line-up.”
Megan becoming the fast-food chain’s newest franchise owner is unlike your typical restaurant-celebrity partnership. It also appears that the partnership won’t be short-term.
“Popeyes one-of-a-kind partnership with Megan Thee Stallion goes well beyond the average marketing collaboration. We are unifying two pop culture icons and Megan’s innovative, creative and entrepreneurial vision is at the core of everything we’re doing,” says Sami Siddiqui, President of Popeyes Americas, in a statement. “And, more than that, we are thrilled to welcome Megan to the Popeyes franchisee family and look forward to working closely with her over many years as she begins her journey as a restaurateur.”
The partnership features the Megan Thee Stallion Hottie sauce, which fans can indulge in starting Oct. 19, according to Adweek.
Along with the new condiment, three limited edition merchandise lines will be released. If enrolled by Oct. 18, Popeyes Rewards Members can snag exclusive information and early access to the first merch collection — Thee Heat. The two following merch releases will drop in November.
Within Popeyes and Megan’s collaboration, the two will also make a six-figure donation to the Houston Random Acts of Kindness.
Megan Thee Stallion is just the latest female rapper to team up with a fast-food chain. As AfroTech previously reported, Saweetie also recently teamed up with McDonald’s for its first-ever partnership with a female artist.
It appears that both rappers have been cooking up something special for the “Icy Girls” and the “Hotties” to enjoy outside of music, and we love to see it.