Business Wire:

Atlanta-based Church’s Chicken® celebrated the opening of its 1600th restaurant worldwide on December 20, 2007 in Blue Springs, Mo. – a suburb of Kansas City – with top franchisee, Shan Ali of SNSA, Inc., who owns a total of 13 Church’s restaurants.

Church’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 Church’s Chicken®. ‘As we grow, we remain committed to putting care and intention in preparing our food – 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 Church’s franchisees. The brand’s architecture and design team has the ability to convert several types of pre-existing buildings into a Church’s prototype, which allows franchisees to maintain their current location while saving time and money when developing a Church’s restaurant. More.