Where would we be today without fried chicken? Fortunately, back in 1952, a man named W.O. Giles started the Chester's business, original...
Where would we be today without fried chicken? Fortunately, back in 1952, a man named W.O. Giles started the Chester's business, originally frying donuts and later chicken, with his patented fryers. His innovations in equipment paved new paths for today's Quick Service Restaurant business. 1965 brought Chester the Chick to life--with his cowboy hat, bandana, spurs, and his gun and holster, Chester was one cool chick. A couple of years later, the company became incorporated as Giles Enterprises, and they began manufacturing frying equipment. Adding marinades, batter and breading products to the line, the brand achieved its world famous signature taste and became known as Chester Fried in 1974. In 2002, Fried was dropped from the brand name, and it became Chester's. Today, Chester's has more than 2,000 locations, serving millions of satisfied and loyal customers.