Church’s Chicken Keeps Moving Forward in Texas with Latest Travel-Center Opening



Church's Chicken Keeps Moving Forward in Texas with Latest Travel-Center Opening

The newest restaurant joins other Road Ranger-owned restaurants in Odessa, TX; Marshall, IL; and Encinal, TX.

On November, 15, 2016, Church’s Chicken franchisee Road Ranger opened the fourth Church’s restaurant in a 10-restaurant deal. Located in Lacy Lakeview, TX at a major travel center along the I-35 corridor, this newest restaurant joins other Road Ranger-owned restaurants in Odessa, TX; Marshall, IL; and Encinal, TX.

“Experienced operators like Road Ranger bring tremendous value to our brand” said Bill Schreiber, Vice President of Worldwide Business Development at Church’s Chicken. “Their innovative approach creates unique expansion opportunities and allows for smart, strategic growth.”

Road Ranger is one of the country’s leading truck stop and travel center chains, with operations throughout the Midwest U.S and Texas, including Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri. Their focus on travel-oriented destinations was one of the key aspects behind the multi-restaurant deal, and the new Lacy Lakeview location will be a convenient stop for the more than 220,000 daily travelers that use the I-35 corridor for business and personal travel.

“We believe that quality dining and to-go foodservice is a cornerstone of a successful travel center customer experience,” said David Saporta, CEO of Road Ranger. “Church’s reputation for taste and consistency pairs perfectly with our commitment to deliver a superior dining experience.”

The Lacy Lakeview Church’s restaurant is open between 7am and 9pm, seven days a week, and can be found inside the Travel Center at 6615 North Interstate Hwy 35 and offers convenient counter service and casual seating.

Founded in 1984 Road Ranger, L.L.C. is a privately-held retail petroleum company based in Rockford, Illinois operating under the name “Road Ranger”. Road Ranger operates truck stops and travel centers in six states throughout the Midwest and Texas. It has a variety of high-quality proprietary food offers including Tejas Taco, Dan’s Big Slice Pizza and its Ranger Café. It also has a successful history of operating popular branded food offers through its retail petroleum locations. The company is dedicated to supporting each store in assuring customer value and satisfaction.

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 1,650 locations in 25 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.