Church’s Chicken Tenant Overview

Net Lease Advisor Tenant Churchs


  • NNN lease eliminates landlord responsibilities
  • Increases in base term on most leases
  • Several lease extensions of five years each


  • Private company
  • Must look closely at performance of franchisor across all locations

Tenant Description

The Atlanta-based quick-service restaurant chicken chain.

The rapid growth and strong sales of Church’s Chicken have made it a valuable tenant in the net lease market. With flexible blueprints, Church’s can fit into a variety of spaces in strong locations that could be easily leased out should Church’s vacate.

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 Texas Chicken is accelerating its remodeling efforts and expanding into new markets. The chain is updating its restaurants to the "Blaze" concept, which highlights its Texas heritage with modern design elements, leading to higher sales and traffic. Over 100 restaurants have been revamped since 2020, with plans for 400 more in the next three years in the U.S. Additionally, the brand is launching a new compact design and aims to significantly increase its footprint, both domestically and internationally, over the coming years.

Church's® (along with its sister brand Texas Chicken® outside the Americas) has more than 1,650 locations in 29 states and more than 23 global markets with system-wide sales of $1.2 billion.

Average Cap Rate
Trailing 12-month average
Average Property & Lease
Average Sale Price $1,271,600
NOI $61,750
$/Square Foot $424 - $882
Building SF 1,700 -3,000
Lot Size 0.3 - 1.0 acres
Lease Term 20 years
Escalations 10% every 5 years or 1.5% annually
Stock Symbol N/A
Credit Rating
Moody's N/A
Average Cap Rate Trend
Rates reflect year-over-year comparison
Recent Sales Comps
Bakersfield, CA 4.80%
Hammond, LA 6.30%
Charlotte, NC 7.00%