Al Copeland

Inventor of Popeye's/ Michael Benaleazar

Al Copeland

Al Copeland is the inventor of Popeye's chicken. He open the first store in 1972 in New Orleans. He has created one of the largest fried chicken restaurants in the country.


Popeye's is a multi-million dollar business that focuses on perfecting soul food. It serves home style southern cuisine at a convenient price.

How Popeye's Changed the Face of Fast Food

Popeye's has changed fast food instead of the usually burgers and fries soul food is served. The consumers have a variety of food available now. People in different countries are now able to enjoy southern food since a Popeye's store is all over the world.