Nov 17, 2023 - Food and Drink

Remembering Al Copeland on the 40th anniversary of Copeland's

Photo shows Al Copeland in front of the Copeland's sign

Al Copeland, a flamboyant New Orleans businessman, founded the Copeland's and Popeyes restaurant chains. Undated photo: Courtesy of Copeland's of New Orleans

Al Copeland opened the first Copeland's of New Orleans restaurant 40 years ago this week.

  • It was at 1001 South Clearview Parkway in Elmwood and is still open.

Fast forward: The chain now has 10 locations in three states.

  • The restaurants are celebrating the anniversary with specials Friday in Louisiana locations.

Worth noting: Al Copeland also founded Popeyes. He died in 2008 at the age of 64.

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