Al Copeland’s Comes to B.A.

The first Al Copeland’s New Orleans Restaurant in the Tulsa area, projected to bring $6-7 million in sales per year, will open Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. at 3302 W. Kenosha St.
The nearly 8,000-SF restaurant, which will offer four menus centered on Cajun and Creole cuisine, will seat 268. Edwin O’Connell, an Al Copeland’s veteran from the Rogers, Ark., franchise, will serve as general manager of the new restaurant. O’Connell has hired about 130 to open the restaurant with plans to add up to 70 more.
Rogers, Ark.-based Cardinal Enterprises LLC is the franchiser of this newest Cajun restaurant in Broken Arrow, as well as the location in Rogers, which opened about six years ago, O’Connell said.
The menu, geared toward consumers seeking items from value lunches to USDA prime steaks, features more than 200 items. The most popular menu item, the Blackened Bayou Chicken, costs about $15. Diners can choose to sit in the backlit martini bar, which features vodkas on tap dispensed at five degrees from an ice bar. The restaurant will also feature a custom cheesecake bakery.
“The building itself is very sophisticated, very elegant – could easily be associated with fine dining,” O’Connell said, “but with our price points, food and service, we try to be more elegant casual dining.” ?

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