Popeyes: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 2)

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Welcome back to our list of things you didn’t know about Popeyes. There’s plenty more to find out about the national fried chicken powerhouse, so read below for more interesting facts about the company.

Number Eight: UFC fighter Daniel Cormier Loves Their Chicken

It is so well-known, in fact, that his opponents have taunted him about it. He also created a parody video centered around his love for the brand.

Number Seven: Beyonce Has a Card for Free Chicken For Life

That’s a lot of chicken. There is even a rumor that there was Popeyes chicken at her wedding with Jay-Z, which would have been a beautiful thing.

Number Six: Founder Al Copeland Grew Up With a Single Mother

He was one of three children in a poor family. He dropped out of school at 16 to try and make some more money. It worked out for him.

Number Five: Founder Copeland Really Loves Christmas

He created a famous lights display in New Orleans every year. It was so well-known it was actually featured on the Today Show in 2003.

Number Four: The Aunt Character in Popeyes Commercials is Named Annie

She’s played by Deirdre Henry. The idea of the character came when the country wanted to emphasize its Louisiana roots.

Number Three: Company Founder Al Copeland Used a Family Recipe to Create the Chicken

It really is home-grown Louisiana chicken after all. The recipe comes from the founder’s own grandmother’s recipe, and they’ve continued to stick to the original after all these years.

Number Two: Some Famous Athletes Own One of the Franchises

Baseball legend Hank Aaron is one of the famous athlete owners of a Popeyes. The former Pittsburgh Steelers player Franco Harris is also an owner of one of the locations.

Number One: Popeyes Feeds the NFL

Apparently NFL really like to get their fuel from the friend chicken chain. Both the New Orleans Saints and the Washington Redskins have asked the company to supply them some pre-game meals. Well, that’s all the chicken info we’ve got for you. But we hope you enjoyed it, and thanks for reading!

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