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What Are Some of the Steps to Buying a Franchise with Church’s Texas Chicken?

If you’re wondering how to become a Church’s Texas Chicken® franchisee, you’ll be happy to know that the steps to buying a franchise with us are straightforward and transparent. Perhaps you’ve made a list of fried chicken franchises and are narrowing your choices. Well, look no further!

Our opportunity is a premier one, meant to be taken advantage of by financially qualified multi-unit investors looking to grow their portfolio in a meaningful and rewarding way. Keep reading to find out about some of the steps you’ll take toward boosting your bottom line with a Church’s Texas Chicken® investment.

Reach Out to Us

Your steps to owning a franchise with us likely begin right here, on our website. This is where you can find plenty of important information about our brand and where we sit in the industry.

It’s also where you can reach out to one of our franchise experts by filling out this short form to tell us a bit about yourself and to let us know you’re interested. Once we receive your info, we’ll get back to you to start the conversation. Our primary focus is to learn about you, your background, and your vision, and if we feel like there’s a good fit, we’ll move on to the next steps.

Learn More About Our Opportunity

Through webinars and phone calls, you’ll have a chance to learn more about the programs and processes we’ve developed to train and support you and your team as a Church’s Texas Chicken® franchise owner. We’ll go over everything from pre-opening training to on-site visits and will ensure you understand the importance and value of these resources, as well as the role they play in your success.

Here, too, is where you’ll fill out a franchise application and submit your business plan. We’ll also do a background check and make sure you’re financially qualified to take advantage of our opportunity.

During this time, you’ll also have the chance to read our FDD or Franchise Disclosure Document. An FDD is a very important document that all brands are required to have that goes over our company background, management team, and a detailed breakdown of our investment, among other essential information. Many potential franchisees read an FDD with their attorneys, and we’re always available to answer any questions you may have about ours.

Enjoy a Discovery Day

A Discovery Day is a very special time that’s set aside for candidates to get to know our brand in a more personal way and means you’re getting close to the end of the franchise process. You’ll visit the Church’s Texas Chicken® world headquarters in Atlanta, GA, where you’ll get to know the experts behind our real estate, construction, marketing, IT, and operations teams. You’ll also meet with top brand leaders who will share more with you about our unique brand culture and how it has made us the industry leaders that we are today.

Sign Your Franchise Agreement

Welcome to the Church’s Texas Chicken® brand family! You’ve signed your Franchise Agreement, paid your one-time franchise fee, and are getting ready to start your pre-opening training, which we’ll schedule now. We’re excited to bring you up to speed on everything you’ll need to know to begin serving our wholesome and handcrafted menu items to your community!

Identify and Build Out Your Territory

Now you and your team will enjoy comprehensive pre-opening training that includes workshops, seminars, and up to 150+ hours of in-restaurant training that culminates in the certification of your restaurant’s assistant and general managers. You’ll also benefit from our franchise real estate team, made up of experts who know what to look for in the perfect Church’s Texas Chicken® locations. They factor in considerations like demographics, traffic patterns, accessibility, and more before they help you settle on the right locations to build out.

Our construction team will also provide you with standard plans and specifications for each restaurant you develop, and you’ll benefit from important vendor relationships that will help you furnish each new location with the bright and cheerful décor that defines our brand. You’ll also have access to approved vendors for the wholesome ingredients you’ll use to prepare all our popular menu items.

Our Ongoing Support

Our guidance and support do not end once your franchise doors open. We know the continued success of the Church’s Texas Chicken® brand depends heavily on the success of each and every one of our franchisees, so we don’t leave that to chance. Our ongoing support of you includes:

  • Regular national and regional in-house marketing to keep you in front of your best customers
  • Access to our operations manual that goes over important processes and procedures
  • Our ongoing research, development, and menu innovations to keep your customers coming back for more
  • Networking opportunities that will keep you informed and engaged with the QSR industry
  • And much more

The steps to buying a franchise with us are informative and exciting and culminate in becoming part of a highly respected and recognized QSR brand, one that has been enjoyed by generations and that has become the third-largest bone-in chicken franchise brand in the world

To find out more about the steps to owning a franchise with Church’s Texas Chicken®, reach out today.


We’re a bold and innovative brand that just keeps growing — and we want you to be part of it. Check out our territories map to find out where we’ve identified areas that are perfect for your Church's Texas Chicken® restaurant franchise. Then reach out to one of our franchise team members to get the conversation going.
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