Church’s Chicken Joseph Christina for Chief Executive Officer

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Monday, November 21, 2016
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Church’s Chicken, the global quick service restaurant chain, announced that Joseph Christina has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company. This was reported by the Business Wire.
Christina has served as Executive Vice President of U.S. Operations at Church’s Chicken since 2013, overseeing operations at more than 1,150 franchise and company-owned restaurants in 29 states. He succeeds Jim Hyatt, who was CEO of Church’s Chicken since 2011 and who will remain on the Company’s Board of Directors.

Christina, who brings 32 years of experience in restaurant operations, has driven key improvements in the Company over the last three years, including a simplified operational and data-driven approach. In addition, he has overseen initiatives that reduced overhead costs, enhanced franchise relations and improved revenue performance.

Prior to joining Church’s, Christina was Senior Vice President at Burger King where he was responsible for a division with $2 bn. in sales. During that time, he reversed a four-year division sales slump with unique local marketing plans, while cutting $2 mill. in costs from the company’s 2,000 restaurants in 19 states. Previous positions included VP of Global Operations and Training, and Division Vice President, Franchise Operations, where he led operations for the company’s Southeast Division comprised of 350 franchisees and 1,800 Restaurants.

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