Al Copeland dies at age 64

NEW ORLEANS Al Copeland, founder of the Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits and Copeland’s of New Orleans chains, died Sunday at a clinic in Germany, where he was being treated for cancer of the salivary gland. He was 64.

Aflamboyant figure who also supplied spice mixes to the restaurant industry through his Diversified Foods & Seasoning company, Copeland established the spicy, Cajun-style chicken of Popeyes as a local favorite before parlaying it into a sizeable franch

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