Church's Chicken

  • Cajun Global, LLC
980 Hammond Dr., N.E., # 1100
Atlanta, GA 30328-6161
  • (800) 639-3495 / (770) 350-3800
  • (770) 512-3924 (Fax)

Founded in San Antonio, Texas, in 1952, Church's Chicken is a highly recognized brand name in the Quick Service Restaurant sector and is one of the largest quick service chicken concepts in the world. Church's serves up a rich tradition of gracious Southern hospitality and freshly prepared, high quality, authentic Southern-style fare, to help people provide affordable, complete meals for their families. Church's menu includes flavorful chicken both Original and Spicy, Tender Strips® and chicken sandwiches with classic sides and hand-made from scratch honey butter biscuits. We are now in 1,650+ restaurants in 29 states and 25 countries and global markets. For more information on Church's Chicken, visit

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1952

Franchising Since: 1964

Operating Units

Franchised Units 995 79.9%
Company-Owned Units 250 20.1%
Total Operating Units 1,245 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 1,245 71.1% In 31 States
Canada 16 0.9% In 2 Provinces
International 489 27.9% In 25 Foreign Countries
Total 1,750 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
Texas 356
Puerto Rico 111
California 70

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? Yes, is a member
Size of Corporate Staff 163
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance No
Financial Assistance No

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising Yes
National Advertising No
Regional Advertising Yes
Local Advertising Yes
Marketing Materials Ad Slicks, Brochures, Catalogs, Coupons/Rebates, Direct Mailers, Emails, Promotional Items, Radio Ads, Site Signs, Television Ads, Trade Show Exhibits, Videos
Other Marketing Support Connected to financing groups

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing N/A
Central Purchasing N/A
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control N/A
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline Included


Regional 5 Weeks
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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth $1.5M
Cash Investment $650K
Total Investment $918.3-1,336.6K
Average Total Investment $1.1MM


Initial Franchise Fee $15K
Average Franchise Fee N/A
On-Going Royalty 5%
Average Royalty N/A
Advertising Fee 5%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 15
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 6
Space Needs (in square feet) 850 - 2200
Preferred Site Types Free Standing Building
Other Site Types Allowed In-Line, Travel Plazas
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? Yes
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 5
General Business Experience 5
Specific Industry Experience 5
Formal Education 3
Psychological Profile 4
Personal Interviews 5
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 20
Term of Renewal Period 10
Passive Ownership? Not Allowed
Area Development
Yes, for 0 years
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 20
USA Yes, All United States
Canada Yes, Selected provinces
Overseas Yes, Middle East, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, Caribbean, North Africa, China, Eastern Europe, Australia
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