Popeyes was formed in Arabi, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans, Louisiana in St. Bernard Parish. It first opened its doors on June 12, 1972, as “Chicken on the Run”.[4][8] Owner Al Copeland (1944–2008) wanted to compete with Kentucky Fried Chicken,[9] but his restaurant failed after several months.[4][9] Copeland reopened the restaurant four days later […]