Victor Haydel, president of Hank Aaron’s 755 Restaurant Corp. of Atlanta, left a financial career nearly 10 years ago to become a restaurant franchise owner.His 20 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen units now employ more than 700 people throughout Georgia.Haydel’s roots in Southern food extend back to his grandmother, Leah Chase, and her Dookie Chase restaurant in New Orleans, where he began working at age 13 by peeling shrimp and helping with other chores. Although he started his career in finance, ...

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