2. The French Connection
The fast-food chain Popeyes was named after a character from Oscar winning film 'The French Connection'.
Popeyes is an American multinational chain of fried chicken fast-food restaurants. It was founded in Arabi, a suburb of New Orleans in 1972. It is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Since 2008, its full brand name is Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.
Popeyes was named after the Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle in the movie 'The French Connection' (as per Al C. Copeland).
The French Connection is a American action-thriller film. It was directed by William Friedkin and released in 1971. On April 10, 1972, the film won Oscar for Best Picture.