At 18, Copeland began in food with a Tastee Doughnut establishment, turning it productive regardless of no secondary school recognition; seeing KFC's prosperity, he changed to seared chicken from broiled batter.
In a clever conflict, Al Copeland went head to head with vampire creator Anne Rice in '97. She hammered his eatery, Straya, in full-page promotions and voice messages because of a person vanishing in her book. Al countered with a supper offer, a claim followed, however was excused. Straya shut, leaving a significant fight.
Initially "Chicken on the Run," Copeland's eatery became Popeyes after food switch, advancing from Powerful Great Seared Chicken to Popular Broiled Chicken, then, at that point, Chicken and Rolls, lastly, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen; the missing punctuation stuck from early days because of clever neediness guarantee.