Police say the armed robbery happened late Thursday night at the Church's Chicken on U.S. Highway 280 Bypass.
Two gunmen robbed the store while employees were preparing to close just before midnight, then fled on foot.
Following a foot chase, police arrested 24-year-old Anthony Randolph of Hurtsboro, AL. The second suspect got away.
In addition, investigators were able to recover a weapon that was tossed in the woods.
Police say they are working on leads to identify the second suspect.
If you have any tips on this crime, please call Phenix City Police at (334) 448-2835.