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Church's Chicken
Industry Food
Founded April 17, 1952
Founder George W. Church, Sr.
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Number of locations
Key people
Joseph Christina, CEO
Products Fast food, including fried chicken, french fries, and biscuits
Owner Friedman Fleischer & Lowe

Church's Chicken is an American chain of fast food restaurants specializing in fried chicken, also trading outside North America and Asia as Texas Chicken. The chain was founded as Church's Fried Chicken To Go on April 17, 1952.

The company, with more than 1,700 locations in 25 countries, is the fourth-largest chicken restaurant chain behind KFC, Chick-fil-A, and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.


Church's Chicken restaurant Detroit Michigan
Church's Chicken Detroit

Initially, the restaurant only sold chicken, but added fries and jalapeƱos in 1955. The company had four restaurants by 1956.

Rapid growth followed, and Church's became the second-largest chicken restaurant chain in 1989, when it merged with Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits.

To date, Church's Chicken has over 1,660 locations in 30 countries.

The menu for Church's has expanded to include fried okra, cole slaw, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, and honey butter biscuits. Also, newer entree choices have emerged, including, sandwiches, nuggets, tacos, and a spicy flavor option for the chicken.

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