Celebrate Father’s Day 2013 at Copeland’s of New Orleans!


Trying to figure out how to celebrate Father’s Day this year? Look no further! 

Get a jump start on Father’s Day plans for dad with Copeland’s of New Orleans-Atlanta for our Annual New Orleans, Live Jazz Brunch Buffet or our New Holiday Dinner Buffet! You can not go wrong with traditional New Orleans style food and soothing jazz music.

This year’s holiday dinner buffet will feature the Carving Station with roasted prime rib and honey ham, Shrimp Boat done traditionally and a Specialty Wing Bar. In addition to these featured stations, some of the many delicious options Copeland’s is serving include the Shrimp Popcorn, Chicken Fettuccine Sauce Piquant, Jambalaya and the Hickory Wood Grilled Chicken. Copeland’s is adding the Kid’s Corner this year, for both brunch and dinner buffets, serving chicken tenders, Mac n’ cheese and French fries while children under five (5) eat free.

Among the featured brunch items are Made to Order Omelets, Brioche French Toast and Belgian Waffle station, Peel & Eat Shrimp and a prime rib carving station as well as all of the traditional New Orleans favorites. The Grand Finale, for both the brunch and dinner buffets, will consist of an assortment of delicious desserts including the Chocolate Tower with Assorted Dippers, Fruit Cobbler and White Chocolate Bread Pudding.

In the tradition of its founder, the late Al Copeland, Copeland’s Atlanta is a big booster of charities throughout metro Atlanta, including CURE Childhood Cancer, the USO and as business partners for local schools in Cobb County.



Celebrate Mother’s Day with Copeland’s!

Celebrate Mother's Day at Copeland's

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and you want to do something special for mom. Right?

Give mom the day off and bring her to celebrate the holiday that is all about her at Copeland’s of New Orleans! Our mothers are important to us which is why we, at Copeland’s, are providing our annual Mother’s Day New Orleans, Live Jazz Brunch Buffet and New Holiday Dinner Buffet. The brunch will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with live jazz from 11-3 and our holiday dinner buffet from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Our Holiday Dinner Buffet will feature a carving station with roasted prime rib and honey ham, Shrimp Boat done traditionally and a specialty wing bar. There are so many options for mom to choose from!

We are introducing our Kid’s Corner this year, for both brunch and dinner, which gives your little ones a choice of chicken tenders, Mac N’ Cheese and French fries. And to help mom out one step further, children under 5 eat for free!

For the Grand Finale we are serving many delicious desserts (which mom is sure to love) including the Chocolate Tower with assorted dippers, fruit cobbler and white chocolate bread pudding.

Make sure to give mom the day off and treat her Copeland’s of New Orleans for Mother’s Day this year.

C’mon In For The Perfect Dining Out Week Ever!

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Two Can Dine for $29.99




Wednesday Steak Night

$5 Off Select Steaks • 4pm-close



Great Selection of Premium Wines by the Bottle at Half Price



Seafood Thursday

Chargrilled Oysters &

New Orleans Seafood Boil



Jazzy Fridays

Live Music from 6pm-9pm





Prime Rib Night • 4pm-close




Sunday Brunch

New Orleans Live Jazz Brunch Buffet



Help Copeland’s Win INsite Magazine’s Best Brunch!

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INsite Magazine has opened the poles for their Best of Atlanta November Issue! Please vote Copeland’s for Best Brunch!

Voting Ends October 14th!

Meet Glen Helmstetter, managing partner of Copeland of New Orleans—Atlanta Franchise

Meet Glen Helmstetter, managing partner of Copeland of New Orleans—Atlanta Franchise—One of the People Who Makes Copeland’s a Special Place.

“You either love the restaurant business or it chews you up” says Glen Helmstetter, Managing Partner with Copeland’s of New Orleans Atlanta Franchise. With 30 plus years in the business, it is apparent that he loves the business. “Like most people who are lifers in this industry I started out young and at the bottom washing dishes when I was 14 years old at a neighborhood seafood restaurant in New Orleans.” It didn’t take long for him to find his niche in the business, “I loved the atmosphere of being where everyone was. happy and having a good time, the camaraderie of the staff was big influence to me”

When Thornings Seafood Restaurant closed its doors, it had a profound impact on the 20 year old who had spent 6 years working every aspect of the business. “I loved that restaurant and when the owners decided to close I thought I had no options”–until a fateful drive and he saw a sign for a soon to open restaurant named Copeland’s of New Orleans on the Westbank of New Orleans. “I had done everything at Thornings except wait on the tables- the managers insisted that I apply for server- had no idea how much I would enjoy serving tables and the energy that could be produced in a large restaurant.” He met a couple of important people at Copeland’s, “On the opening team where my wife Amanda and my partner Bill Goudey, I liked them both very much at the time but had no idea how important they would be to me 30 years later!”

He left Copeland’s and opened a restaurant of his own in Algiers- “The folks who opened Thornings after a while closed down and I decided to buy it and open it back up as Captain’s Cove, it was a scary exciting experience but I loved every minute of it”. A fateful meeting one late afternoon would change his life forever. “I had opened up and was doing anything we could to get business in, a banker friend of mine suggested I join the Kiwainis club that was forming at the time. They met at 7:00am on Thursdays which was not a great hour for me being that I worked a ton of nights. The first meeting I attended I was at a Shoney’s close to my restaurant, they were outgrowing the room and where looking for a more permanent home- I was shocked when someone said- how about Glen’s place- I reluctantly agreed but it was the best thing I ever did- it changed my life. My restaurant had more exposure than ever and my business picked up a great deal right after I started hosting the meetings. One day my future wife walked in, she was marketing manager for Shoneys in New Orleans and came to check out the competition that had stolen the Kiwanis Club from one of her stores. Amanda and I noticed each other as soon as she walked in the door, we had dinner the next night and have been together ever since. I am so grateful I didn’t have the nerve to tell the Kiwanis that they couldn’t have their meetings at my restaurant.

Jazz Chat with Copeland’s Own Traci Wynn

Traci Wynn at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta

Since 1999 Traci has graced Copeland’s with her smooth and straight ahead jazz music. We wanted to know where she gets her inspiration and what motivates the genius behind the saxophone.

Traci grew up in Los Angeles and found her passion for music from her step father Sam Cross Jr. Mr. Cross played sax for legends like James Brown, Tina Turner and The Temptations. After growing up listening to impromptu jam sessions, Traci decided to pick up a sax herself. Since then she has been touring and playing around the world and keeps her home base here in Atlanta.

As most already know, Copeland’s hosts live jazz every Friday night and Sunday morning for brunch, to feature great artists such as Traci. She plays standards and jazz of all types as well as her own original music. The kids who gather around the stage at the brunch love it so much that they nick named her the ‘pied piper of jazz’.

The Original Pied Piper

Her funky renditions and her take on standards like “All of Me” and “Round Midnight” capture the hearts of audiences both young and old. Some of her variations are:

  1. Bee-Bop like Charlie Parker’s Ornithology. This even inspired Traci to write a song called “Father’s Day”, a form of ‘straight ahead jazz’.
  2. Smooth Jazz like Marvin Gaye’s R&B hit “What’s Going On”, or even Bob Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff” can all be heard in her passionate stylings.

What Traci brings to Copeland’s no matter what you are listening to, is soft, beautiful and relatable music for all ages. Traci says, “my funky tunes are reminiscent of artists such as Stanley Clark; or my tune Joe Beam which is a dedication to Antonio Carlos Jobim, inspired from the works of saxaphone great Stan Getz and his work passionately called The Bossa Nova years.”

Listen to “Only Dance Samba” here.

For more information on Traci Wynn please visit www.TraciWynn.com or Visit Copeland’s for our Sunday New Orleans Live Jazz Brunch Buffett from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Music starts at 11:00 am!

Free Lunch For TWO at Copeland’s Atlanta Restaurant

You read it right!  This is our greatest promotion of the year.

How would you like to win SIX months of FREE lunch (For TWO) from any Atlanta area Copeland’s Of New Orleans Restaurant? (First Prize)

How would you like to win THREE months of FREE lunch (For TWO) from any Atlanta area Copeland’s Of New Orleans Restaurant? (Second Prize)

How would you like to win a FREE two hundred dollar ($200.00) gift certificate valid at any Atlanta area Copeland’s Of New Orleans Restaurant? (Third Prize)

Sound to good to be true? Well it’s not. This is our way of saying THANKS for connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, You Tube, etc.

What do you have to do you ask? Simple….

Shoot a video of you, your friends, your spouse, whom ever you usually bring to Copeland’s with you for great food, talking about your best experience at an Atlanta area Copeland’s of New Orleans Restaurant. You can sing a song, create a dance, or just speak from the heart. You can even shoot your video from our restaurant while dinning. (PLEASE understand that all content MUST BE rated G. Any video sent to us that we deem inappropriate will not be considered).

Now that you have a video, upload it to YOUR You Tube Channel, send us the link (the url at the top of the You Tube page) at eat@copelandsatlanta.com and we will review your video.  If your video is approved, we will share it on our Facebook account and Tweet it out to our followers.  On a side note, if you would like, please send us a friend request via You Tube. We will make sure to FRIEND you back:)))

Once we have reviewed your video we will reply to you that we have received your video and whether or not it is eligible for the contest. REMEMBER…your video must be rated G. Any video that is not deemed G will be refused.

Video will be judged on originality, content, creativity, sincerity, and how well it shows what Copeland’s means to you.  When you think of Copeland’s Restaurant’s, what do we mean to you?  Please share it with us.

Best of luck to anyone who enters and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Winners will be picked November 15th, 2010


Lunch offer will start the week of announcement and stop on the week of the sixth month or third month. This promotion can not be combined with any other offer.

Winner will receive one free luncheon entree per week for the specified time frame.  Includes coffee, tea or soda with lunch.  Does not include dessert or appetizers.

Winners can order from LUNCH menu ONLY and award is valid Monday through Saturday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Not valid on Sunday.  Dine in only.

If a free lunch is missed durning one week, that lunch is lost.   Non transferable.

Valid at the following store locations ONLY:
  • Buckhead – 3365 Piedmont Road, Atlanta,
  • Cumberland – 3131 Cobb Pkwy S.E. Atlanta,
  • Kennesaw – 1142 Barrett Parkway NW, Kennesaw.