Police told WUSA-TV of Washington that the man’s wife called to report her husband had been assaulted inside the restaurant, suffering a cut lip.
The juveniles all fled the scene, the report said. No motive for the alleged attack was disclosed.
Several Popeyes incidents have been reported in the state of Maryland, including the stabbing death of a 28-year-old man who allegedly cut a line to order a chicken sandwich at an Oxon Hills Popeyes location.
A suspect in that fatal stabbing was identified Tuesday, police said.
A Popeyes in Mitchellville was recently robbed, the report added.