Church's franchise appoints new CEO
Church’s Chicken, a global quick service restaurant chain, has announced the appointment of Jim Hyatt as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.
According to the information provided, Hyatt brings to Church’s Chicken more than 35 years of experience at all levels of restaurant operations, most recently as President and CEO of Così, Inc., a fast-casual dining company, where he has worked since 2007. Previously, Hyatt spent 16 years as an executive and franchise owner at Burger King Holdings. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Operations Officer where he was instrumental in an organization-wide turnaround in sales and profitability.
Tully Friedman, Church’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, commented on the new appointment, saying, “We are pleased to bring the talent and track record of Jim Hyatt to Church’s Chicken. Jim’s unique blend of executive, field, and franchisee experience and exceptional history of driving operational and performance enhancements in restaurant concepts will be a tremendous asset as we continue to grow the business and consistently deliver the best possible dining experience to our customers.”
Founded in Texas in 1952, Church’s Chicken currently has a network of over 1,700 locations worldwide in 23 countries, with system sales approaching $1.2 billion. (kbp)
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