In 1952, 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. The secret family recipe and the process of double breading each piece of chicken to ensure a crispy outside and a tender, moist inside, is what has given Chester’s its consistent success. Today, Chester’s serves millions of satisfied and loyal customers delicious, fresh-fried chicken and sides every day.