The 10-year expansions deal will bring 10 new restaurants.

ATLANTA – Church’s Chicken recently signed a deal with Richard Reeves of Florida Chicken LLC to open 10 new restaurants in the markets of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Orlando.

“This is an exciting move for us all,” said Richard Reeves, president and CEO of Florida Chicken LLC. “There’s no doubt Church’s dynamic brand will bring tremendous value to our market.”

The first new Church’s restaurant is scheduled to open in April with the rest to follow over the next five years.

According to the release, Reeves and his groups have another 10-restaurant deal expected to follow in 2021.

Reeves has over 30 years of experience in the restaurant and commercial, residential development industries including franchise development. Some of the companies he’s worked with included KFC, Chi Chi’s Mexican Restaurants, World of Beer, Tap House Development and KJ Enterprises.

For the Church’s project Reeves also has financial backing by American Development Partners (ADP).

“For both American Development Partners, and our business partners, Florida Chicken LLC, this deal marks a significant step forward,” said Caleb McMillen, COO for ADP. “After the initial roll out of units, we’ve estimated the value from design, construction and real estate to be worth more than $25 million.”