George W. Church, Sr., a retired incubator salesman with more than 20 years in the poultry industry, conceived the idea of offering freshly cooked, quality fried chicken at a time when only hot dogs and ice cream were marketed fast-food style. Church reasoned that the food service industry would have to change its approach in order to capitalize on the opportunities created by population growth and increased mobility. By cutting the frills common to the restaurant industry philosophy of the day, Church felt he could deliver his product profitably at low cost with a more efficient use of capital and employees.

Contact Information for Church's Chicken

Company Website: http://www.churchs.com/

980 Hammond Dr., #1100 NA
Atlanta
GA 30328 USA Work: (770) 350-3800
Fax: (770) 512-3920

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Business Start Date: 1

Description: George W. Church, Sr., a retired incubator salesman with more than 20 years in the poultry industry, conceived the idea of offering freshly cooked, quality fried chicken at a time when only hot dogs and ice cream were marketed fast-food style. Church reasoned that the food service industry would have to change its approach in order to capitalize on the opportunities created by population growth and increased mobility. By cutting the frills common to the restaurant industry philosophy of the day, Church felt he could deliver his product profitably at low cost with a more efficient use of capital and employees.

Required net worth: $1,000,000

Total investment: $157,000 – $320,000

Cash liquidity: $300,000

Franchise fee: $15,000

Franchise Start Date: 1

Number of Employees: 60

Number of Franchises: 1228

Company Owned Units: 282

Ongoing Royalty: 4%

Financing Available: Yes Third Party


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