High Bluff Capital Partners announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Church’s Chicken®, one of the world’s largest quick service chicken restaurant chains, from FFL Partners. Subject to customary closing conditions, the transaction is expected to be completed during Q3 of 2021.
Based in Atlanta and founded in 1952, Church’s® has more than 1,500 locations in 26 countries and international territories. Demonstrating considerable resiliency in the face of a devastating global pandemic, the brand in 2020 leveraged its strengths in family meals, digital offerings, delivery and to-go orders to post a strong year of performance, generating system-wide sales of nearly $1.2 billion. Over the next year, the brand expects to expand its already sizable domestic and international presence with the opening of more than 100 new locations, including the roll-out of its highly successful Blaze Image restaurant concept.