Church’s Chicken® Adding 10 New Restaurants to Florida

by Katie Lee

Atlanta — Church’s Chicken® has signed a new franchising deal with Florida Chicken LLC, which has secured the rights to open 10 new restaurants in Florida. New markets slated for development include multiple restaurants in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Orlando, with another 10-restaurant deal expected to follow in 2021.

“This is an exciting move for us all,” says Richard Reeves, president and CEO of Florida Chicken LLC. “There’s no doubt Church’s® dynamic brand will bring tremendous value to our market.”

Reeves has more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant and commercial residential development industries including franchise development. He serves as president and CEO of Tap House Development, LLC which owns 11 World of Beer franchises in several states. He was also a district director at KFC and operated 58 KFC restaurants.

Together with its financing partner, ADP, Florida Chicken LLC will open the first of its new restaurants in April 2017, with the rest to follow over the next 5 years. At that time, in 2021, the group plans to pursue development of 10 additional Church’s® restaurants over the following 5 years.

“For both American Development Partners, and our business partners, Florida Chicken LLC, this deal marks a significant step forward,” says Caleb McMillen, chief operating officer for ADP. “After the initial rollout of units, we’ve estimated the value from design, construction and real estate to be worth more than $25 million.”

The ADP group is a full-service development and private equity firm with a unique 100% turnkey model for funding that is ideal for multi-unit operators.

Founded in San Antonio, Texas, in 1952 by George W. Church, Church’s Chicken® is one of the largest quick-service restaurant chicken chains in the world. Church’s® (along with its sister brand Texas Chicken® outside the Americas) has more than 1,650 locations in 25 countries and international territories. For more information, visit

American Development Partners is a full service development, general contractor, architectural and private equity firm with the ability to build in all 50 states. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Church’s Chicken®

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