Popeyes Chicken Founder Al Copeland Dies Al Copeland, the founder of Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits, has died. He was 64 years old. In his native New Orleans, he was known as much for his flamboyant lifestyle as for his chain's spicy chicken.
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Popeyes Chicken Founder Al Copeland Dies

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RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

NPR's Russell Lewis has more.

RUSSELL LEWIS: Unidentified Woman: How would you like it? Spicy or mild? White or dark?

LEWIS: Under Al Copeland's leadership, Popeyes opened more than 700 restaurants worldwide. At a Popeyes in New Orleans, restaurant GM Herschel Epps says Copeland was true to his roots.

HERSCHEL EPPS: In the same way that he was today, he was yesterday. He was always consistent, a caring person. And his loss will be felt heavy around here, because he's a great guy.

LEWIS: Russell Lewis, NPR News, New Orleans.

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