Why is Texas Chicken Not Called by it’s Real Name?

The real original name of Texas Chicken is actually Church’s Chicken, named after the founder George W Church. When it started way back in 1952, it was called Church’s Fried Chicken to Go. I guess the word Texas in countries outside the USA would have greater impact in terms of marketing. Just the word Texas makes me think the chicken must be yummier and more succulent than Singapore chicken. More googling revealed that “Texas Chicken” is the name of “Church’s Chicken” in the Middle East, “church” being possibly objectionable.

Whatever the name, I absolutely love their honey butter biscuits – so good! Their chicken is super yummilicious too. That’s the best word I can think of to rave about it. The breast meat is tender, moist and bursting with flavour. I am drooling just thinking about it.

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

This was something else I didn’t know about the fried chicken chain. It merged with Popeyes in 1989, till it became independant again in 2004.

Anyway you can check out the Texas Chicken Singapore website as well as the US Church’s Chicken site. I went to the newest branch at Nex but they are all over the island now.

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3 Responses to Why is Texas Chicken Not Called by it’s Real Name?

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  2. Crystal says:

    It’s a new chain to me, but offhand, I would guess the religious implications. “Church’s” chicken, regardless of the founder’s name, is far less commercially viable than “Texas” chicken (although, as TX is mostly known for BBQ and steaks, I’m not sure what came to mind).

    No clue for real, but just my guess…

    • bookjunkie says:

      Yeah I’m sure that’s the reason. I didn’t know that Texas was most known for BBQ and steak (haven’t been there before)…that’s interesting. Must be cool to have so many States with each having the best of a certain cuisine.

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