Church's Chicken signs largest single-operator franchise deal ever

Church's Chicken and Goalz Restaurant Group have signed a multi-year deal to develop 20 Church's Chicken restaurants per year in six states, a news release said. The agreement — which will affect expansion in Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, Colorado, North Carolina and South Carolina — is the chain's largest ever with a single operator.

For the new development deal, Goalz President Shawn Eby and American Development Partners (ADP) are working together, with ADP investing capital to fund real estate acquisitions, construction and design, essentially becoming Goalz' build-to-suit landlord. Eby will oversee restaurant operations. 

"I believe Church's Chicken's strong brand will back the success of these new restaurants," Eby said in a news release.  "Due to Church's 65-year legacy, I am confident in making such a significant commitment. Their quality product, store design, operational model and management team are the key reasons we are making this investment" 

Topics: Franchising & Growth

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