Church's Chicken

Church's Chicken

Church's Chicken

Initial Investment

LOW: $413,300
HIGH: $1,336,600

Change in Units

0.0% 0 UNITS (1 Year)
-1.1% -18 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile



Franchising Since

1969 (47 Years)

Corporate Address

980 Hammond Dr., #1100 Atlanta, GA 30328


Jim Hyatt

Parent Company

Cajun Global LLC

About Church's Chicken

Retired incubator salesman George W. Church Sr. had the idea in 1952 to offer fried chicken in a fast-food setting. The first Church's Fried Chicken to Go opened in across the street from the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, and sold only fried chicken. French fries and jalapenos were added to the menu in 1955. Today, the menu has expanded to include other traditional sides such as coleslaw, biscuits, mashed potatoes and fried okra, as well as desserts and dipping sauces.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$413,300 - $1,336,600

Net-worth Requirement


Liquid Cash Requirement


Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee


Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 34

Lowest Rank: 63

  • 2006 - 58
* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 5 weeks

Additional Training: At training restaurant

Ongoing Support
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

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Updated: September 26th, 2016

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