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Encyclopedia > Church's Chicken
Church's Chicken
Type Private
Founded 17 April 1952
Headquarters Atlanta, GA
Key people George W. Church, Sr. (Founder)
Hala Moddelmog
Industry Food
Products Fast food, including fried chicken, french fries, and biscuits
Website http://www.churchs.com

Church's Chicken is a U.S. chain of fast food restaurants specializing in fried chicken. The chain was founded as Church's Fried Chicken To Go by George W. Church, Sr. on April 17, 1952 in San Antonio, across the street from The Alamo. The company now has more than 1,600 locations worldwide. Image File history File links ChurchChickenlogo. ... is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Categories: Stub ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... KFCs Fried chicken with french fries. ... French fried potatoes, commonly known as French fries or fries (North America) or chips (United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Commonwealth) are pieces of potato that have been chopped into batons and deep fried. ... A biscuit is a type of food. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ... KFCs Fried chicken with french fries. ... is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “San Antonio” redirects here. ... ...


History

Initially the restaurant only sold chicken but french fries and jalapeƱos were later added. The company had four restaurants when George W. Church died in 1956. Following George Sr.s death, his son George W. Church Jr. took control of the company. By 1962 his family had expanded the company to eight restaurants.


Rapid growth followed, and Church's became the second-largest chicken restaurant chain in 1989, when it merged with Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits. The brands had their supply lines consolidated but were still marketed as separate chains. Hala Moddelmog was appointed as president of Church's Chicken in 1996, making her the first female president of a fast-food restaurant. Early logo Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits (often referred to only as Popeyes. ... Categories: Stub ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... A fast-food restaurant is a restaurant characterized both by food which is supplied quickly after ordering, and by minimal service. ...


Church's was owned by AFC Enterprises, along with Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits and Cinnabon through the end of 2004, when it was sold to Arcapita (formerly Crescent Capital Investments). Because Arcapita is an Islamic venture capital firm, bacon was removed from the menu after the sale (pork not being halal). AFC Enterprises is the Atlanta-headquartered company that owns Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... Venture capital is a general term to describe financing for startup and early stage businesses as well as businesses in turn around situations. ... Look up bacon in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Pork (disambiguation). ... Halal (حلال, alāl, halaal) is an Arabic term meaning permissible. In the English language it most frequently refers to food that is permissible according to Islamic law. ...


Church's Chicken began a corporate partnership with the Children's Miracle Network in the summer of 2004. The Childrens Miracle Network is an international non-profit organization that raises funds for Childrens hospitals, medical research and community awareness of childrens health issues. ...


In some areas Church's is co-franchised with the White Castle hamburger chain. In Canada, Church's Chicken items were once available in Harvey's restaurants, but the co-venture was discontinued. A White Castle Cheeseburger box. ... This article is about the food item. ... A Harveys restaurant in Ottawa. ...


Currently, Church's Chicken has locations in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Other international operations include a very successful franchise in Puerto Rico. There are over 70 restaurants, making it one the top three largest chains on the island.


Church's and Urban Legends

According to urban legend expert Jan Harold Brunvand, author of numerous books on the subject of urban legends, beginning in the 1980s and continuing through the '90s, Church's Chicken became the victim of four main rumors: An urban legend or urban myth is similar to a modern folklore consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them. ... Jan Harold Brunvand (born 1933) is a professor emeritus of English at the University of Utah in the United States who is best known for spreading the concept of the urban legend, or modern folklore. ...


1) That the company was run by the KKK and/or David Duke David Ernest Duke (born July 1, 1950) is a former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, a candidate in presidential primaries for both the Democratic and Republican parties, and former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. ...


2) That the company used saltpeter, or a similar substance, to make black men sterile. R-phrases   S-phrases   Supplementary data page Structure and properties n, εr, etc. ...


3) That the company killed a Popeyes employee.


4) That the company plotted to kill Al Copeland, owner of Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits. Al Copeland Sr. ... Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits, usually called just Popeyes, is a chain of fried chicken fast food restaurants that is controlled by Atlanta-based AFC Enterprises. ...


Often, the rumors were combined into one story, to make it seem even more plausible. However, as with all urban legends, none of this has ever been substantiated; in fact, as has been noted, Church's has encouraged African-American-owned-and-operated businesses.Soulhamed Boy


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George W. Church, Sr., a retired incubator salesman with more than 20 years in the poultry industry, conceived the idea of offering freshly cooked, quality fried chicken at a time when only hot dogs and ice cream were marketed fast-food style.
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