Church’s Chicken To Add 20 New Units in Six States

by Katie Lee

Atlanta — Church’s Chicken® has entered into a multi-year development deal with Goalz Restaurant Group, LLC to develop 20 Church’s Chicken restaurants per year in six states. The agreement, which will affect expansion in Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, Colorado, North Carolina and South Carolina, is Church’s largest ever with a single operator.

For the new development deal, Shawn Eby, president of Goalz Restaurant Group, partnered with American Development Partners (ADP) for development of the restaurants. ADP will invest capital to fund real estate acquisitions, construction, and design. ADP will be Goalz’s build-to-suit landlord. Eby has more than 30 years of quick-service restaurant operations experience and will oversee the operations of each restaurant as they are developed.

“I believe Church’s Chicken’s strong brand will back the success of these new restaurants,” said Eby. “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.”

“The Goalz Restaurant Group has a proven history that fits perfectly with Church’s domestic expansion strategy,” says Tony Moralejo, executive vice president of international business and global development at Church’s Chicken.

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 1,600 locations in 27 countries and international territories and system-wide sales of more than $1 billion. For more information, visit

Goalz Restaurant Group is currently scheduled to open 265 restaurants over the next few years across 10 states and has additional plans to grow further. Currently the three brands that Goalz will franchise are Captain D’s, Church’s Chicken and Dog Haus.

SOURCE: Church’s Chicken®

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