Own a restaurant on the rise
It all started in 1952 across the street from the Alamo in San Antonio, TX. George W. Church put down our Texas roots with the first Church’s Fried Chicken To-Go. With crispy goodness, hand-crafted flavor, George started cooking up what would become one of the largest QSR chicken chains in the world. Church’s Chicken® spans the globe with franchises open for business worldwide.
Our handcrafted, hand-battered chicken is still freshly prepared in small batches all day long just as it was in 1952. Same with our famous Honey-Butter Biscuits™ and classic, homestyle sides. Why?
Well, to us, food is more than a meal – it’s big portions, bold Texas flavors, warm welcomes, and saving plenty of room for seconds. It’s life. It’s our passion. It’s satisfaction. Church’s® is here to serve up the best fried chicken in the world, and we’re doing it with bold, craveable Texas flavors.
Who We Are
History and Heritage
Church’s Chicken® is now expanding our footprint with new growth across the U.S. and the globe with franchises open for business worldwide.
What We Stand For
Cooking Up A Legacy
Church’s stands on our commitment to do what’s right, serving the communities we call home. We believe in the extra effort to make our Texas-sized, satisfying meals fresh. It’s a bold determination to never change the little details that set us apart.
With Church’s®, you will always get more because we give more.
Our Bold New Image
But, our undeniable strengths remain at the heart of our brand – quality food, bold flavor, authentic traditions, culinary innovation, and attitude.
Our Craveable Food
Bold Texas Flavors
But we don’t stop there, we are always looking to evolve our menu to make sure we’re bringing what our guests crave.
Our consumer-preferred new chicken sandwich, new hand-breaded, hand-crafted Texas Tenders™ and our one-and-only signature Smokehouse Chicken are all big parts of how we’re always looking to take our Texas flavor to the next level.
Our Integrated Support
Operations, Marketing & More
National Media Support
Through national tentpole periods, foundational always on-media and optimized local market support, our team of industry experts is here to support you and deliver more impact system wide than ever to ensure the brand stays top of mind for guests all year long.
With 80% of our domestic system online with delivery, we are proud to partner with the top delivery partners so guests can get the comfort food they crave, right to their door.
Tech plays a Texas-sized role in simplifying and streamlining our communication, manager/store level duties, and more, so our staff can focus on what they love doing – serving and keeping our guests happy.
What It Takes
Becoming part of our Church’s® family has a few requirements:
- Passion – A desire to be a part of a proven brand with an authentic identity
- Experience – A minimum of five years restaurant operations experience
- Growth – A minimum commitment to develop 5 restaurants over 5 years
- Financial Resources – A minimum of $1 MM liquid capital, a net worth of at least $2 MM and a credit score of 650+
“As a seasoned restaurant professional and multi-brand franchisee myself with more than 25 Church’s locations, I appreciate the limitless growth and expansion that franchise owners can find within this proven brand. People with the passion to serve who want to scale their business in ways that are both authentic and profitable should absolutely consider Church’s.” —Tony Lutfi
This website is not an offer of a franchise. An offer of a franchise in the United States can only be made by a Franchise Disclosure Document registered in your state (if required). Please see our current Church’s Chicken® Franchise Disclosure Document for more information regarding the Church’s Chicken® franchise in the United States.