Thursday, January 10, 2013

Not Enough People Going to Church's on Ponce

Church's Chicken has once again closed on Ponce de Leon Avenue. 

The Atlanta-based fried chicken chain re-opened on Ponce in late 2011 after closing a nearby location years before.  I noticed the closure this week, but apparently the restaurant closed in mid December.  A nearby Popeyes remains open.

Though once operated by the same owner as Popeyes, the Church's is currently owned by San Francisco-based private equity group, Friedman, Fleischer & Lowe.  Like Popeyes, Arby's and soon Krystal, Church's is based in Sandy Springs.

If Church's can't last on Ponce, who can?  Who / what should replace the restaurant?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.


Anonymous said...

How about an Atlanta Police precinct

TheJohnP said...

KFC didn't make it either.

Anonymous said...

With the demographics of people in that area, how in the heck does a Church's Chicken not survive? There's enough fried chicken eaters within a one mile radius to serve 4 Church's you'd think.

Anonymous said...

Wow, these comments are almost as racist as those in the AJC.
Stay classy, Atlanta.

Anonymous said...

The blacks.

3rdnlong said...

It was poorly run from the beginning. The franchisee cut too many corners and was not following recipes and guidelines it appeared. After one visit I never returned so not a surprise.

And FYI I came from the 13th St, area if Churchs is done right it appeals to all demographics.