ATLANTA, Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Church's Chicken® announced today the opening of its newest restaurant in Smyrna, TN. The global quick service restaurant chain will be satisfying the area's chicken passionates under first-time franchisee, Volunteer Chicken, LLC. Doors will officially open on Thurs., Aug. 17. The franchise group plans to open a total of ten restaurants in the middle Tennessee region.
The President of Volunteer Chicken, Larry Lavigne, has over 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry and owns several Jett's Pizza® locations throughout the state of Tennessee. He also owns a Tropical Smoothie Cafe® and is excited to add the Church's Chicken brand to his restaurant portfolio. With all of his experience, Lavigne will be working hands-on with restaurant staff during the coming months.
"Smyrna's population has been steadily growing for nearly a decade, and the opportunity to introduce this market to Church's® best-in-class chicken was one we were happy to take," said Lavigne.
The restaurant is strategically located at 931 Sgt. Asbury Hawn Way, a high-traffic area. Guests will find the restaurant bears the attractive STAR Image Design, which includes Church's latest interior seating options, new exterior design and color palettes, and contemporary lighting inside and out.
Church's is world-renowned for their freshly-prepared original and spicy chicken and fresh-baked honey-butter biscuits made from scratch daily. "At Church's, our priority is delivering great chicken experiences with every guest we serve," said Peter Servold, Executive Vice President of US operations at Church's Chicken. "As our brand continues to grow, we're confident franchisees, such as Volunteer Chicken, will continue to play a huge role in satisfying that goal."
About Church's Chicken® Founded in San Antonio, TX in 1952 by George W. Church, Church's Chicken® is one of the largest quick service restaurant chicken chains in the world. Church's® specializes in Original and Spicy Chicken freshly prepared throughout the day in small batches that are hand-battered and double-breaded, Tender Strips®, sandwiches, honey-butter biscuits made from scratch and freshly baked, and classic, home-style sides all for a great value. 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 www.churchs.com. Follow Church's® on Facebook at www.facebook.com/churchschicken and Twitter at www.twitter.com/churchschicken.