20 New Texas Chicken Restaurants Coming to Belarus in 2015 and 2016
Jun 24, 2015
Thanks to a new development agreement between Cajun Global LLC (doing business in the U.S. as Church’s Chicken) and Milkimpex, LLC, casual diners in Belarus will soon have 20 new Texas Chicken restaurants for satisfying their appetite for delicious chicken dishes. The exclusive countrywide deal will bring a variety of both in-line and free-standing restaurants to a number of Belarusian cities – beginning with Minsk in December 2015.
“Considering Belarus is roughly the size of Kansas, a 20-store agreement proves just how high demand is for our tasty, best-in-class chicken,” said Tony Moralejo, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Church’s and Texas Chicken. “We’re eager to begin serving the people of Belarus and the rest of Northern Europe with the delicious quality they’ve come to expect from Church’s and Texas Chicken.”
The new Texas Chicken locations in Belarus will feature a few new locally-influenced menu items, plus the same delicious menu items as Church’s in the U.S., such as the restaurant’s famous hand-battered fried chicken, chicken sandwiches, honey butter biscuits, creamy tangy coleslaw, juicy corn on the cob and more. “Great taste is something everyone appreciates, no matter where they’re from,” said Moralejo. “These 20 new stores are a great victory for good, wholesome food that’s convenient and affordable.”
“It’s a great strategic fit for the Texas Chicken brand and a great addition to our expansion plan for Eastern Europe,” said Bill Schreiber, VP of Global Development.
Milkimpex, LLC owns and operates a building complex housing five (5) different restaurant concepts as well as a microbrewery in Belarus. In addition to their restaurants, they also own agricultural interests and are a major producer of pork products that are distributed throughout the country of Belarus. Their extensive restaurant operations and business experience make them an ideal fit for the Texas Chicken® brand.
Founded in San Antonio, TX in 1952 by George W. Church, Church’s Chicken, along with its sister brand Texas Chicken outside of the Americas, 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 and Texas Chicken have more than 1,650 locations in 23 countries and global markets and system-wide sales of more than $1 billion.