Atlanta-based Churchâ€™s ChickenÂ® celebrated the opening of its 1600th restaurant worldwide on December 20, 2007 in Blue Springs, Mo. â€“ a suburb of Kansas City â€“ with top franchisee, Shan Ali of SNSA, Inc., who owns a total of 13 Churchâ€™s restaurants.
‘Churchâ€™s has, for nearly 56 years, continued its tradition of serving flavorful chicken at a great value with little fanfare,’ said Harsha V. Agadi, President and CEO of Churchâ€™s ChickenÂ®. ‘As we grow, we remain committed to putting care and intention in preparing our food â€“ we love introducing our freshly prepared chicken and handmade-from-scratch biscuits to new communities across the country.’
The store is a ‘snap-on’ location, sharing space with the local Conoco gas station and is the result of a conversion, a development strategy offered to all Churchâ€™s franchisees. The brandâ€™s architecture and design team has the ability to convert several types of pre-existing buildings into a Churchâ€™s prototype, which allows franchisees to maintain their current location while saving time and money when developing a Churchâ€™s restaurant. More.