Church's Chicken Franchise

Southern fried chicken & biscuits

The first "Church's Fried Chicken to Go" was located in downtown San Antonio, across the street from the Alamo. The restaurant sold only fried chicken. Church added French fries and jalape'os to the menu in 1955. George Church's idea paid off, and at the time of his death in 1956, four Church's were open. Other members of the family became active in the business, and by 1962 the chain had grown to eight locations in San Antonio.

By 1989, Church's was the second-largest chicken franchise organization in the United States. That was the year it merged with the number three chicken chain, Popeyes' Famous Chicken & Biscuits, headquartered in New Orleans. The Church's concept remained distinct and separate from Popeyes'.

Known for its Southern-style chicken, Church's also serves Southern specialties including fried okra, coleslaw, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and its unique honey butter biscuits.

It's your time to grow and Church's Chicken has the brand strength, innovative spirit and long-standing experience to position you for business growth and success.

Future Church's franchisees will recognize this rich heritage and pride themselves on maintaining this tradition over time. If this is you - Welcome.

The total investment necessary to begin the operation of a new
free-standing Church’s Chicken Restaurant ranges from $1,159,150 to
$1,603,300 for the 2200 Model, $1,097,150 to $1,541,300 for the 1850
Model and $681,500 or $959,800 for the End Cap Model. Each of these
estimates includes a $10,000 Development Fee and a $15,000 Initial
Franchise Fee that must be paid to Cajun by new franchisees. If you plan
to develop multiple Church’s Chicken Restaurants, you will pay a
Development Fee in the amount of $10,000 multiplied by the number of
Restaurants that you plan to develop.

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How much does it cost to open a Church's Chicken Franchise?

The investment required to open a Church's Chicken Franchise is between $348,300-$1,826,300. There is an initial franchise fee of $15,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Church's Chicken name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    20 years
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Church's Chicken Names Executive V P Of U. S. Operations
Church's Chicken has named Joe Christina executive vice president of U.S. operations, the company said Tuesday. Christina will be responsible for all of Church's restaurant operations in the United States. He will report directly to Jim Hyatt, president and chief executive of Church's Chicken. ...

Church's Chicken Hires E V P, Chief Marketing Officer
Jim Hyatt, president and chief executive officer of Church's Chicken, announced today that Robert Crews will serve as the executive vice president, chief marketing officer for Church's Chicken. He will report directly to Hyatt. Crews joins Church's from The Wendy's Company, where he led the inter...

Church's Chicken Announces Executive Appointments
Church's Chicken Chief Executive Officer Jim Hyatt, after only four months at the helm of the globally recognized quick-service chain, announced today key talent acquisitions and promotions to its leadership team. "As we move forward to strengthen our brand globally and relentlessly work on impro...

Church's Chicken Names New C E O
Church's Chicken has named Jim Hyatt as its new Chief Executive Officer. Hyatt brings more than 35 years of experience in restaurant operations, most recently as president and CEO of Così Inc., a fast casual chain, where he has worked since 2007. Previously, Hyatt spent 16 years as an executi...

Church's Chicken Customers Get Poetic
In honor of Church's Chicken Sandwich Celebration, the chain is asking fans to express their feelings for their favorite sandwich. Starting today, fans can enter an original poem on the brand's Facebook page for a chance to win the grand prize � free Church's Chicken for a year. "We have spiri...

Church's Chicken News & Press Releases

When did the first Church's Chicken open? 1952
When did Church's Chicken start Franchising? 1972

United States: Mid West, South, South East, South West, West,


Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising

Franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 60% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Church's Chicken Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Church's Chicken

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    Church's Chicken
    980 Hammond Dr., #1100
    Atlanta, GA


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