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Formula Agreement [Amendment No. 1] - Alvin C. Copeland, New Orleans Spice Co. Inc. and Biscuit Investments Inc.

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        This Amendment made as of this 21st day of March, 1989 by and among 
Alvin C. Copeland ("Copeland"), New Orleans Spice Company, Inc., a Louisiana 
corporation ("Spice"), herein represented by its authorized officer, and Biscuit
Investments, Inc., a Louisiana corporation ("Biscuit"), represented herein by 
its authorized officer;

                              W I T N E S S E T H

        WHEREAS, by virtue of a certain agreement (the "Formula Agreement") 
dated July 2, 1979 by and among A. Copeland Enterprises, Inc. ("ACE"), Popeye's 
Famous Fried Chicken, Inc. ("Popeye's"), Copeland and others, ACE acquired the 
right to use a certain recipe and formula for preparation of spicy fried 
chicken, any developments or improvements relating to the production of such 
recipe and formula and any additional recipes for products suitable for use in 
Popeye's restaurants ("Formula") and Popeye's acquired the right to license 
others to use the Formula:

        WHEREAS, the manufacturing facilities have been conveyed to Spice;

        WHEREAS, Spice, by virtue of certain contracts and transfer, has 
acquired ACE's entire interest in the 
Formula and Copeland has acquired an additional four (4%) percent interest
therein, so that the Copeland and Spice together own the entire interest in the
Formula in the proportions of eighty four (84%) percent for Copeland and sixteen
(16%) percent for Spice:

        Whereas, the parties desire to confer various rights upon one another 
and to provide otherwise with regard to the use of the Formula and compensation

        NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the agreements 
herein, and other valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of 
which are hereby acknowledged by the parties, the parties agree to amend the
Formula Agreement as follows:


        Copeland hereby authorizes Spice to utilize the Formula, and Spice 
agrees that it shall enjoy the right to utilize the Formula in the preparation 
of all spices, batter and other ingredients required in the preparation of spicy
fried chicken known as Popeyes Fried Chicken or other food products ("Product").


        Pursuant to a Supply Contract of even date herewith and annexed hereto 
for reference, Spice has 

agreed to supply Biscuit's requirements of Product for Biscuit's company-owned
outlets as well as the franchisee-operated outlets in the system.


        In compensation for the rights hereby granted Biscuit, Biscuit shall pay
to Copeland and Spice the following:

        A.      As to sales from outlets operated and owned by Biscuit, Biscuit 
                shall pay Copeland one and twenty-six hundredths (1.26%) percent
                and Spice twenty-four hundredths (.24%) percent of gross
                receipts from all items sold, less the direct sales taxes paid 
                or owed with respect thereto, at all stores owned or operated by
                Biscuit or any of its subsidiaries  ("gross receipts").

        B.      As to sales made from outlets operated by Biscuit franchisees 
                and licensees, Biscuit shall pay Copeland forty-two 
                one-hundredths (.42%) percent and Spice eight one-hundredths
                (.08%) percent of gross receipts.

        C.      All of such payments to Spice and Copeland shall be paid weekly 
                in arrears and shall