Alvin Charles

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

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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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

David LOVES Popeye's ...not too many of them in our area.

Jul 25, 2019 02:29 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

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
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

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
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Did not know about Alvin, but familiar with Popeye’s. Enjoy your day 

Jul 25, 2019 04:46 AM #4
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

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
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - oh yes, I do like that as well.  Another successful restaurant franchise.

Jul 25, 2019 05:22 AM #6
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

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
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 I didn’t see that one coming. I love green beans also James Dray 

Jul 25, 2019 06:50 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

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
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

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
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

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
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


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
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This is a terrific read and I enjoyed it. Have a great day.

Jul 25, 2019 09:49 AM #13
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

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
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

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
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

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
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

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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