POPEYES have spoken out after a staff member was attacked at their new Barrhead store.

We previously reported cops were probing an "assault" which took place in the queue at the restaurant on Saturday, September 23.

Now, the fast food chains COO Neil Williamson has said employee "safety" is a top priority for the company.

Barrhead News:

It comes after a clip of the incident was shared on social media recently, with the user claiming: “The guy in the hi-vis is actually a Popeyes employee tasked with managing the drive-through queue because the traffic was a bit mental.

“Guy in the BMW was trying to cut in and wasn’t happy about being told to join the back of the line.

“The queue was pretty long but Popeyes were on it serving everyone quickly. We waited about 20 minutes before we had our order, certainly, no need to be assaulting employees doing their job.”

Neil Williamson COO of Popeyes said: “We can confirm an incident occurred at our Popeyes restaurant and we worked very quickly with Police Scotland to ensure our employees involved and customers were safe.

“The safety of our employees is a top priority for us.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 4.15pm on Saturday, September 23, we were called to a report of a man being assaulted at Barrhead Retail Park, Glasgow Road.

“There are no reported injuries. Enquiries are ongoing.”