Church’s Texas Chicken Opens its 100th Restaurant in Mexico

Unveils Newest Location in Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche

The new restaurant is a free-standing unit with more than 6,400 sq. ft. and showcases Texas-inspired architectural styling. The design includes a contemporary dining room that reflects today’s customer preferences. There are unique features including state-of-the-art technologies for online ordering and Church’s To Go. The newest Campeche restaurant also spotlights Church’s quality preparation and bold flavor for made-in-house fresh fried chicken, homestyle sides, and Honey Butter Biscuits™ that have made Church’s a fan-favorite in Mexico.

“Mexico has proven to be one of our strongest markets and it’s thanks to franchise partners and the loyal brand following they’ve helped us establish,” said Russ Sumrall, SVP, International Strategic Development for Church’s Texas Chicken. “We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone opening with Grupo GES and Exelco as we continue to bring the flavorful legendary taste of Texas to the world. Their experience within this space has played a significant role in our expansion efforts.”

Grupo GES has two other Church’s Texas Chicken locations, one in Campeche City and the other in Chetumal City in the state of Quintana Roo. The franchisee has plans to open more units in the region. All three of the current restaurants boast the brand’s BLAZE image.

“Church’s® has developed into a beloved brand in Mexico. We are honored to bring its first-in-class products and services to more communities,” said Jorge Hernández Villanueva, Executive Director for Grupo GES. “Over the years, the Church’s development team has offered comprehensive support and kept us on the path to success throughout our partnership.”

Grupo GES is a sub-franchisee for Master Franchisee Exelco. Grupo GES began operations with Church’s Texas Chicken/Church’s Chicken in 2011.

About Church’s Chicken / Texas Chicken
Founded in San Antonio, TX, in 1952 by George W. Church, Church’s Chicken, along with its sister brands Texas Chicken and Church’s Texas Chicken outside of the U.S., is one of the largest quick-service chicken restaurant chains in the world. The brands specialize 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 Chicken, Texas Chicken and Church’s Texas Chicken have more than 1,500 locations in 25 countries and global markets and system-wide sales of more than $1 billion. For more information about Church’s Chicken, visit For information on Texas Chicken or Church’s Texas Chicken, visit the landing pages, and

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