Industry News | January 24, 2008

Church's Extends Beverage Agreement with Coca-Cola

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Church’s Chicken® announced a multi-year renewal of its existing beverage contract with The Coca-Cola Company today. Under the terms of the agreement, Coca-Cola FoodService and Hospitality, the division of Coca-Cola North America that serves the restaurant and foodservice industry, will continue to be the beverage provider for Church’s Chicken®, supplying soft drinks including Coke®, Diet Coke®, and Sprite® to 1200 Church’s locations nationwide.

The Coca-Cola Company has been the preferred beverage partner for Church’s Chicken® since 1952, the quick-service chicken brand’s founding year. This long-standing agreement has resulted in over 55 years of consistent service for Church’s customers. The partnership also serves as a unified contract for the domestic beverage program for the Church’s franchisee community.

Coca-Cola brings a full range of products and support, including marketing and consumer insights, in addition to providing the best soft drinks to our valued customers,” said Harsha V. Agadi, Chief Executive Officer, Church’s Chicken®. “We know they’ll be great partners who will support, establish and implement future marketing programs to help Church’s grow our business and our profits.”

”Church’s has been a great customer, and we’re excited to continue our long-term partnership with them to delight consumers with great tasting chicken and quality Coke beverages,” said Chris Lowe, President, Coca‑Cola FoodService.