Ted Jackson, 'Times-Picayune
Restaurateur Al Copeland, who became rich selling spicy fried chicken and notorious for his flamboyant lifestyle, extravagant weddings, bitter divorces and lawsuits over Christmas decorations, died Sunday March 23, 2008 at a clinic near Munich, Germany. He was 64. Copeland used profits from his doughnut shop to open Chicken on the Run, which struggled. But with a menu change, the Popeyes chain grew from that one store.
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