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The Original Frenchy’s Chicken Will Probably Be Torn Down

The Beyonce-approved chicken chain started in 1969.

The original Frenchy’s
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Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Houstonians have a special place in their hearts for Frenchy’s Chicken, the old-school joint that has served up some of the city’s best, Beyonce-approved fried chicken since 1969. The chain has since expanded to 30 outposts from its first location, but now it appears as if the original is in serious trouble.

Back in 2015, Frenchy’s owner Percy Cruezot III told the Houston Chronicle that the original location would likely be torn down in order to make way for a new flagship, and now it appears as if that closure may be happening sooner rather than later.

Today, the Chron reports that the expansion of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church will soon force the demolition of the Frenchy’s on 3919 Scott. The demolition has been in the works since the beginning of the summer — in June, Swamplot reported that Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church had purchased the property with plans to build a new sanctuary.

No word yet on when exactly the building will be demolished. Fortunately for those living in the neighborhood, it appears as if Frenchy’s will re-open at the corner of Scott & Hadley.