Video #14 | December 7, 2017
In this video I’m going to do a short review of the restaurant Texas Chicken. This restaurant is actually the very well-known American chain Church’s Chicken, which for some bizarre reason trades under the name Texas Chicken in Asia.
The video is broken into the following sections.
– A short history of Church’s Chicken.
– What the Texas Chicken restaurant looks like.
– Where you can find branches of Texas Chicken in Bangkok/Thailand.
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Alrighty then! Welcome to the fourteenth video of Bangkok Unmasked! The YouTube channel that helps you get the most out of your visit to Bangkok city! If you’re new here, please consider subscribing! In this video I’m going to do a short review of the restaurant Texas Chicken. This restaurant is actually the very well-known American chain Church’s Chicken, which for some bizarre reason trades under the name Texas Chicken in Asia.
Before I begin, this video will be broken down into 3 sections:
Section #1. A short history of Church’s Chicken.
Section #2. What the Texas Chicken restaurant looks like.
Section #3. Where you can find branches of Texas Chicken in Bangkok/Thailand.
Let’s get started!
Completely by chance, on the way to Singburri with my wife, we stopped off at the Texas Chicken branch in the PTT service station at Bang Pa-in, in Chang Wat Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya. I fell in love right there, and have been hooked ever since. I had never heard of Texas Chicken, but after some Googling I realized that I had, but under its American name; Church’s Chicken! It turns out that the Thai energy giant, PTT, has added U.S. chain Church’s Chicken to its business portfolio in a master franchise deal to boost non-fuel revenue in the wake of falling pump prices.
The Church’s Chicken founder was George W. Church, Sr. After retiring from a career in the poultry business, working as an incubator salesman, Church was 65 when he decided to launch a business selling fried chicken, pursuing a fast food concept that was ahead of its time. The restaurant was founded as ‘Church’s Fried Chicken To Go’ on April 17, 1952, in San Antonio, Texas. The restaurant was little more than a stand across the street from the Alamo, and it only offered takeout service and sold nothing but fried chicken. As a novelty, the cookers were located next to the window, allowing customers to watch their orders being prepared. It was not until 1955 that he added French fries and jalapenos to the menu. The restaurant was a success, prompting Church to open three more restaurants in San Antonio. However, George Church would not live to see his concept grow further. He died in 1956, and other members of his family took over the operation.
Fast forward to today, and Church’s Chicken is owned by AFC Enterprises, Inc., who also own the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen chain. Currently Church’s Chicken has more than 1,660 locations in 30 countries, and is the third-largest chicken restaurant chain behind KFC and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.
This is what the restaurant looks like.
You can find Texas Chicken in the following locations:
1. Siam Square, Bangkok
2. The Mall, Tha Phra
3. The Mall, Bangkae
4. Seacon Square, Bangkok
5. Central Plaza, Bangna
6. PTT Service Station, Rama 2
7. PTT Service Station, Bang Pa-in
8. Udon Thani International Airport
The following video will give you an idea of the menu.
My wife is also a fan!
I strongly recommend the Mexicana wrap. It’s a thing of beauty! The Mexicana burger is also a solid choice.
Anyway…That’s it for this video. Expect a new video shortly. It should be posted in about a week, or so.
For all you techies out there, this video was shot on a Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, and edited using HitFilm Express.
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