Church's Chicken

When people come to one of the 1,700 Church’s Chicken quick-service restaurants, they are usually on the go. These highly mobile customers will have a chance to use their phones to win a trip to see the premiere of the Warner Brothers movie, Joyful Noise, simply by texting.

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Church’s Chicken, the quick service restaurant chain, is partnering with Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures to celebrate the upcoming new film, Joyful Noise, starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah, in theaters Jan. 13, 2012. A national sweepstakes will award one lucky...

On March 3, Church’s Chicken announced that it would close all of its Nashville locations for 18 hours for an “intense customer service training boot camp.” The move was paired with an apology from John Bowie, president of U.S. operations at Church’s Chicken, who said in...

Church’s new Southern Style Chicken Sandwich is taking center stage on the QSR chain’s menu in its restaurants across the country.

The new Southern Style Chicken Sandwich is an all-white-meat 1/4 pound chicken breast filet with a slightly sweet and savory flavor served on a...

May 2011

Quick serves could be poised to step up their franchising efforts as soon as the credit market thaws and while available real estate remains cheap. Some experts say that minority-franchisee recruitment will be a particular area of focus, as franchisors pursue the value minorities bring to...

March 2011

After an abundance of successful business ventures, David Lobel founded Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that specializes in buying and building middle-market companies in the U.S. and Canada. Along with other prosperous investments, Lobel and senior partner and cofounder John...

Church’s Chicken launched a new portable value product for lunch, dinner, and snacking yesterday – its new Chicken Mini Sandwich.

“Today more than ever, our customers are looking for value without sacrificing great quality products,” says Marc Butler, senior vice...

Friendly Ice Cream Corporation announced today that James M. Parrish, a seasoned restaurant executive who most recently served as COOof Church’s Chicken, has joined the company as executive vice president company operations.

December 2010

Reporting by Blair Chancey, Sam Oches, Daniel P. Smith, Robin Van Tan, Barney Wolf & Lori Zanteson

1. BK Sold to Brazilian Investors

Becoming the decade’s biggest restaurant buyout,...

The Crispy Chicken Taco is targeted to consumers looking for lunch, dinner, and snack options that are portable.
John F. Bowie will be responsible for overseeing all company and franchise restaurants operations.
Louie W. Mele was president and managing director of McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited.
New Spicier Spicy Chicken will be supported by the chain's “Chicken Genius" ad campaign.
Church’s Chicken has hired five industry leaders to support company growth and retail initiatives.
Mel Deane named as replacement to Harsha Agadi, who will remain on the board of directors.
Anthony Lavely to head marketing efforts for the chain.
Campaign gives $1,000 to random customers; more planned for Atlanta.
Chicken chain sold from Arcapita Bank B.S.C. to Friedman Fleischer & Lowe LLC.
Friedman Fleischer & Lowe to purchase Church's Chicken from rcapita Bank B.S.C for an undisclosed sum.
Church's Chicken CEO, Harsha Agadi, hosted a conference call looking to improve confidence in the brand and drum up interest in its newest initiative.