June 23, 2017 2:41 AM ET

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Company Overview of Cajun Operating Company, Inc.

Company Overview

Cajun Operating Company, Inc., doing business as Church's Chicken, owns, operates, and franchises a quick service fast food restaurant chain in the United States and internationally. The company specializes in original and spicy chicken. It also offers boneless wings, tender strips, tender sandwiches, original chicken sandwiches, double chicken n cheeses, honey-butter biscuits, mashed potatoes, fries, baked macaronis and cheeses, peppers, cheese bombers, Cole slaws, corns, fried okras, apple pies, honey BBQs, honey mustards, ranches, and sauces. Cajun Operating Company, Inc. was formerly known as Church's Fried Chicken, Inc. The company was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Ge...

980 Hammond Drive

Suite 1100

Atlanta, GA 30328

United States

Founded in 1952





Key Executives for Cajun Operating Company, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 64
Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President
Global Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President
Chief People Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 61
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Cajun Operating Company, Inc. Key Developments

Churchs Chicken to Open Six New Restaurants in the Wichita, Kansas Area

Churchs Chicken entered into a multi-location development agreement with Wichita Restaurants, LLC for six new restaurants in the Wichita, Kansas area. The first restaurant, scheduled to open later this year, will feature 1,850 square feet, a drive-thru and Churchs Chickens new STAR Image Design, including new interior seating options and new exterior design with contemporary lighting inside and out. The remaining restaurants could feature up to 2,200 square feet of space.

Church's Chicken Announces New 8-Year Agreement with The Coca-Cola Company

As part of its ongoing commitment to bring guests consistently high quality and crave-worthy flavor, Church's Chicken announced a new 8-year agreement with The Coca-Cola Company. The nationwide deal, which features some of the beverage giant's most popular brands, also brings new equipment and promotional opportunities to Church's 900 U.S. restaurants. The most recent deal extends the long standing relationship between Coca-Cola and Church's. The new 8-year beverage marketing agreement will provide new fountain equipment throughout Church's entire domestic network and will feature a full line of Fanta flavors - which are among Church's best-selling beverages every year. Other Coca-Cola brands being featured at Church's restaurants include Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, and Minute Maid lemonade, and fountain beverages. Officials at Coca-Cola echoed Church's positive outlook on the deal. New fountain equipment will start rolling out to Church's restaurants as 2017 progresses, although all Coca-Cola products included in the deal are currently in restaurants.

Church's Chicken Names Hector Munoz as Chief Global Marketing Officer, Effective March 6, 2017

Church's Chicken announced that Hector Munoz has been named as Chief Global Marketing Officer for the company. Munoz, who has spent his career in the restaurant industry, returns to the brand where he began in the early 90s. He takes the marketing helm on March 6, 2017. Munoz will be responsible for the global marketing organization including the company’s Texas Chicken® brand. His areas of responsibility include new product development, calendar planning, consumer insights, advertising, multi-cultural marketing, brand equity, positioning, media buying and planning, packaging, field and promotional marketing, social and media relations and guest engagement and strategic direction on promotional and product innovation. He will serve as a member of the company’s Global Leadership Team and will report to Joe Christina, Chief Executive Officer. He will also work closely with the Church’s International Franchisee Association (CIFA) board. Munoz joined Popeyes in 2011 where he led U.S. marketing efforts, including brand strategy and product innovation, achieving year over year increases in same store sales and over twenty-five quarters of consecutive same-store sales gain. He worked for nearly ten years in a variety of field and corporate leadership roles at Burger King Corporation including brand image and strategy and retail marketing and merchandising.

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