It has been nearly 48 years since the first Popeyes restaurant was opened (golden jubilee approaches!). It was initially named Chicken on the Run by the founder, Al Copeland. Al hoped to compete with the already established Kentucky Fried Chicken, but his restaurant bit the dust after just a few months of its opening. However, Al was not one to give up that easily. After restructuring his management style, he launched the restaurant again, this time with the name Popeyes Mighty Good Chicken. And Al’s business took off in a few good months.
In fact, about 10 years later, Popeyes had already opened its 500th outlet! The ‘90s and the ‘00s beheld the expansion of Popeyes into international waters. Today, they have restaurants in about 30 countries other than the US, boasting of more than 3200 outlets in total! How could anyone hope to manage such an extensive fast food empire flawlessly? Hence, Popeyes needs your help! Rush to your nearest outlet, evaluate the services while gorging on your food, and provide honest feedback at www.TellPopeyes.com. They are ready and waiting to hear from you!
Today, Popeyes have restaurants in about 30 countries other than the US, boasting of more than 3200 outlets in total!
Alvin Charles “Al” Copeland (February 2, 1944 – March 23, 2008) was an American entrepreneur who created the Popeyes fast food chain. He was also a successful restaurateur who created many successful upscale restaurants.
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