Church's Chicken


Church's Chicken logoThis fried chicken chain, owned by private equity firm Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, is the fourth largest operator in that arena, after KFC, Chick-fil-A and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. It targets mostly urban markets and specializes in bone-in chicken, tenders and biscuits. About 80 percent of its system is franchised.

Chain Snapshot

Segment: Quick Service

Headquarters: Atlanta

CEO: Jim Hyatt

Financial Data

Systemwide Sales: 869.2 million (U.S., FY 2012)

Total Units: 1,202 (U.S., FY 2012)

Sales Per Unit: $718,600 (Estimated, FY 2012)

Source: NRN Top 100 report


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