It’s a fair bet no one within Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen expected a modest, buttoned-up data wonk like Cheryl Bachelder would someday captain the 1,949-unit spicy chicken chain, especially given the history of its founder.
 The company was created in 1972 by Al Copeland, a flamboyant, fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants entrepreneur whose priorities were food and flavor first, numbers and systems second — or maybe even third. Copeland died in 2008.
 “Al was much more like a chef ...

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