Industry News | July 31, 2015

Church's Chicken Opens Doors in Gulfport, MS

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Church’s Chicken announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Gulfport, Mississippi. The new restaurant, operated by the CRW LLC franchise group, is located at 11487 US 49 and serves as the third Church’s Chicken within the Gulfport community. The three-store development agreement includes the opening of two additional restaurants in the Biloxi-Gulfport area by 2017.

“The Church’s Chicken brand is known for its quality products and the value offered to its guests,” said Dr. Roy Irons of CRW, LLC. “As new Church’s franchisees, we look forward to continually serving the Biloxi-Gulfport community with the great flavors and products that have made Church’s so successful for the past 63 years.”

CRW LLC is led by Roy Irons, Worth Thomas, and Carolyn Washington. Irons operates a successful dental practice in Gulfport and serves on several local, state, and national committees. Irons is well recognized for not only his work, but also for actively giving back to the community that he serves. Washington brings a wealth of knowledge as an experienced manager, while Thomas, a long-term resident of Mississippi that serves on several mission boards, brings experience as a lobbyist, serving his clients at state and national levels. Each member of the franchise group possesses attributes that will be beneficial to the new restaurants and to the expansion within the market.

“We were very impressed by the hands-on and can-do approach that Dr. Irons and the other members of CRW LLC have displayed during their time with the Church’s system,” says Bill Schreiber, vice president of worldwide business development at Church’s Chicken. “Dr. Irons and his team bring a local approach that allows them to better serve the community that they call home.”

“The Biloxi-Gulfport community is very important to our franchise group. It is where we have conducted business, it is where we have served the community, and it is truly where we call home,” Irons adds. “As a member of the Church's family, CRW is proud to have the opportunity to provide our guests throughout South Mississippi delicious meals that leave you wanting more."

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