Church’s Texas Chicken® ranks among the largest franchise systems in the United States in the Franchise Times Top 500

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Church’s Texas Chicken®, a fast-food chicken restaurant chain specializing in bold, daring flavors sourced from its home state was recently ranked #87 in the Franchise Times Top 500, an annual ranking of the largest US franchises by global systemwide sales.

“Finishing in the top 100 of the Franchise Times Top 500 is a tremendous achievement for our brand and speaks to the success of our continued growth trajectory,” said Joe Guith, CEO of Church’s Texas Chicken® and Texas Chicken™. “We are proud to create this list as a testament to our hard work and dedication to building an iconic brand that can truly differentiate itself from the industry.”

In the past year Church’s Texas Chicken® celebrated his 70thth anniversary and is not resting on its laurels. Church’s has taken several steps in its extensive growth plans, leveraging a rapid innovation strategy across national and international locations that has resulted in exciting new development deals and new restaurant openings across both brands.

Backed by more than 20 years of research, the exclusive and objective list is updated annually after five months of research and reporting, resulting in a comprehensive and credible franchise ranking report.

For a business to be included in the Franchise Times Top 500, it must be a legal US franchisee with franchisees owning at least 10 percent of the company’s total units. Businesses are then ranked by total sales for both franchise and business units, taking into account the number of units when one business ties system-wide sales to another.

Around Church’s Texas Chicken® / Texas Chicken™

Founded in 1952 by George W. Church in San Antonio, TX, Church’s Texas Chicken®along with its sister brand Texas Chicken™ primarily outside the United States, is one of the largest fast-food chicken restaurant chains in the world. Brands specialize in Original and Spicy Chicken, freshly prepared in small batches throughout the day, hand batted and double breaded, tenders, sandwiches, Honey Butter Cookies™ Homemade and freshly baked, and classic home-style side dishes at great value. Texas Chicken™ and Church’s Texas Chicken® have more than 1,500 locations in 26 countries and global markets and more than $1 billion in system-wide sales. For more information about Church’s Texas Chicken®, visit For information about Texas Chickenvisit