Burger King owner Restaurant Brands is to expand its fast food empire by buying chicken chain Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen for $1.8 billion.

Looks like a chess move in order to beat out competitor Kentucky Fried Chicken. At the moment, KFC has about 18,000+ restaurants worldwide compared to Popeye’s 2,600.

Daniel Schwartz, the chief executive of Restaurant Brands, said:

We look forward to taking an already very strong brand and accelerating its pace of growth and opening new restaurants in the US and around the world.

Not sure how soon any of us will see any changes, if any, to this new deal in the works. But one thing is for sure, no one wants the recipe to be changed at all.