Church’s Chicken unveiling first food truck

Church’s Chicken will debut its first ever food truck Saturday during a preliminary judging event for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s Youth of the Year competition.

Church’s Chicken is putting a few of its fryers on wheels with the chain’s first food truck.

The metro Atlanta-based fast-food chain will debut its first ever food truck Saturday during a preliminary judging event for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s Youth of the Year competition. Church’s will serve lunch to nearly 300 attendees.

Church's Chicken will debut its first ever food truck Saturday during a preliminary judging event for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s Youth of the Year competition.

Church’s Chicken will debut its first ever food truck Saturday during a preliminary judging event for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s Youth of the Year competition.

The truck is 27 feet long and is equipped with three full-size fryers. But don’t expect to see a fleet of the vehicles competing for the metro Atlanta lunchtime crowd anytime soon.

Church’s said the single truck, which will be headed to south Texas in a few weeks, is the only one for the time being. The company hasn’t ruled out additional trucks at some point in the future. (Church’s was founded in San Antonio in 1952).

Food trucks are a regular sight around metro Atlanta. There is even the Atlanta Food Truck Park on Howell Mill Road.

The Four Seasons hotel chain’s new food truck is making its way across metro Atlanta this week with stops at hotels. Four Seasons’ menu is a little more upscale than many, with such menu items as Savannah crab cake sandwiches, sage roasted pumpkin farro salad and butter pecan/peach ice cream sandwiches.

In July, the Atlanta Street Food Festival at Piedmont Park attracted more than 40 food trucks.

The Youth of the Year competition recognizes teens for academic achievement, leadership skills and service to the community. The winners from 18 metro Atlanta clubs will be honored at the annual Youth of the Year Dinner & Awards Ceremony on Nov. 6 in Atlanta.

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JackClemens
JackClemens

Isn't this more of a catering truck, a la the setup the Varsity uses for paid gigs, rather than a food truck that sets up and tries to sell its wares to whoever shows up?

JackClemens
JackClemens

However, maybe a mobile franchise is the wave of the future.

BuckwheatinDC
BuckwheatinDC

Don't drive it to the Hood! Once they find out you gotz da moniees an da chicken a robbery will ensue.

PaperbakWriter
PaperbakWriter

The point of a food truck is so that the food can come to you wherever you are. Why in the heck do we have a park that makes people come to the food truck? It's a friggin oxymoron and the kind of stupidity I've come to expect from Atlanta.


Like blocking an interstate at rush hour for a protest.


Or painting over your own artwork as a protest.

Or building a $1billion stadium because some people think the Dome is too old.

virginiagstanley
virginiagstanley

my classmate's half-sister makes $69 /hr on the computer . She has been without a job for seven months but last month her pay was $13258 just working on the computer for a few hours.

read this post here.............  www.paygazette.com

GEORGIA97
GEORGIA97

Not quite, Susan89. In late 2004, AFC sold off its Church's Chicken division to Arcapita (formerly Crescent Capital Investments), a venture-capital firm that also is the parent of Caribou Coffee.  On January 21, 2014, the company started operating under the name Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.

NightWatcher
NightWatcher

@GEORGIA97 Not quite, Georgia97.  You need to read more of that Wikipedia page.  


Caribou was sold in 2012 to JAB Holdings, the same people who own Peet's Coffee (where Starbucks learned about the coffee biz) and the part owners of Reckitt Benckiser makers of things like Lysol and other huge consumer brands.   


Caribou no longer has anything to do with Arcapita.

Susan89
Susan89

I like Church's chicken.  It's owned by the same people that own Popeye's chicken.

CanBee
CanBee

News-Reporter interviewing a woman ask, "What do you think about the Tornadoes that are destroying all the Churches"? She replied, "Don't make no difference to me, we buy all our fried chicken at Popeyes"!!!

7Syon
7Syon

Greasy chicken on the move... -_-