Churchs Chicken is a U.S.-based chain of fast food restaurants specializing in fried chicken, also trading outside North America and Asia as Texas Chicken. The chain was founded as Churchs Fried Chicken To Go by George W. Church, Sr., on April 17, 1952, in San Antonio, Texas, across the street from The Alamo. The company, with more than 1700 locations in 25 countries, is the fourth-largest chicken restaurant chain behind KFC, Chick-fil-A, and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. Initially, the restaurant only sold chicken, but added fries and jalapeños in 1955. The company had four restaurants by the time of Churchs death in 1956. In the 1980s, the chain briefly operated a hamburger franchise called G. W. Jrs in Texas.