Alvin Charles

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Alvin Charles Copeland was born in New Orleans, Louisiana back in 1944. His father left shortly after his birth causing the family to live at the St. Thomas Public Housing Project. He did not finish high school leaving at 16 to help support the family. Working first for Schwegmann’s Super Market in Gentilly as a soda jerk. When he was 18 he sold his car to purchase a doughnut location.

That purchase taught him the restaurant business and franchising. In 1972, Alvin started a fast food chain in the New Orleans suburb of Arabi in St. Bernard Parish. He began franchising his restaurants in 1976. In 1989, his franchise business was the third-largest chain.  

What you may not know about Alvin Charles “Al” Copeland is that franchise he started in 1972 was Popeye’s Chicken. There is one about 2 blocks from my office. I do like their green beans as a side when I purchase the tasty chicken. He died in 2008 at 64.

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Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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David LOVES Popeye's ...not too many of them in our area.

Jul 25, 2019 02:29 AM #1
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, James Dray we have none in our area.... Kentucky Fried is the version of that greasy option that we have.... 

Jul 25, 2019 03:14 AM #2
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning James,

Have seen them advertised and have never dined in one yet.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jul 25, 2019 04:25 AM #3
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning James. Did not know about Alvin, but familiar with Popeye’s. Enjoy your day 

Jul 25, 2019 04:46 AM #4
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, James - I have heard rave reviews of Popeye's Chicken but I have yet to try it myself even though I have seen some locations in our area.    

Jul 25, 2019 04:48 AM #5
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning James - oh yes, I do like that as well.  Another successful restaurant franchise.

Jul 25, 2019 05:22 AM #6
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Popeye's fried chicken is a staple in the New Orleans area. He also had "Copelands" restaurants which were very popular. Al Copeland had the BEST  Christmas decorations for everyone to visit. Of course the neighbors didn't like all the traffic that it brought to them.  He was quite a character!

Jul 25, 2019 05:33 AM #7
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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 I didn’t see that one coming. I love green beans also James Dray 

Jul 25, 2019 06:50 AM #8
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Brian England
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That is a great story!  I love hearing rags to riches stories, as long as the riches don't turn the person into a bad person, haha.

Jul 25, 2019 08:30 AM #9
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Kevin J. May
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Unfortunately we don't have a Popeye's close by although some Bonafide Chicken, green beans and an unsweet tea really hits the spot. Thank You Al!

Jul 25, 2019 08:56 AM #10
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Nina Hollander
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Hi James... Popeye's is quite popular here in my area, but I must admit I've never been inside one.

Jul 25, 2019 09:40 AM #11
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James,

We do not have any Popeyes in our vicinity...I do like green beans nevetheless and I get them fresh at the Farmers Market.  A

Jul 25, 2019 09:46 AM #12
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning again James. This is a terrific read and I enjoyed it. Have a great day.

Jul 25, 2019 09:49 AM #13
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James Dray I like the food served at Popeye's Chicken. Alvin Charles was a smart person. Have a good day!

Jul 25, 2019 03:33 PM #14
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Hi James Dray - We do not have any Popeye's Chicken close to us but I continue to hear my husband talk about it (when he sees commercials). He used to have planning meetings on Fridays and had a supervisor pick it up every Friday for the planning meeting.  We have to go to Phoenix to get it or El Pollo Loco...another favorite of both of us!! Ha Ha!

Jul 25, 2019 04:11 PM #15
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
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I do not have it often but when I do, I prefer Popeye's to Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Jul 25, 2019 04:52 PM #16
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Hi James- Unfortunately, my Texas/southern upbringing puts good southern fried chicken high on my list of fave foods. I haven't had Popeye's in ages. 

Jul 25, 2019 06:30 PM #17
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