John F. Bowie is Named President, US Operations of Church's Chicken Franchise

ATLANTA - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Church's Chicken announced today that John F. Bowie has joined the company as President, US operations for the globally recognized QSR chain. John will be responsible for overseeing all company and franchise restaurants operations. He joins a team of veteran industry leaders who have been hired over the last year to support the brand's growth and retail initiatives.

"John's QSR experience, expertise and solid track record for delivering results will be a catalyst in driving relentless satisfaction for our customers and franchisees," said Mel Deane, CEO, Church's Chicken. "We look forward to his future contributions in creating superior value for all of our stakeholders."

Most recently, John Bowie served since 2007 as Senior Vice President, restaurant operations at Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation. He was responsible for the overall operations of more than 500 restaurants with a strategic focus on improving operational efficiency and improving quality, service and cleanliness that delivered significant gains in customer satisfaction.

Prior to Friendly's, John was with Wendy's International for 13 years where he held positions in marketing, international and general management. In his position as divisional Vice President, Mid-Atlantic, he was responsible for 700 company and franchise restaurants generating close to $1 billion in sales.

John Bowie is a graduate of the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University where he received his Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.


Founded in San Antonio, Texas, in 1952, Church's Chicken® is a highly recognized brand name in the Quick Service Restaurant sector and is one of the largest quick-service chicken concepts in the World. Church's Chicken® serves freshly prepared, high quality, flavorful chicken both Original and Spicier Spicy and tenders, with signature sides and hand-made from scratch biscuits. Church's differentiates from its competitors in care and attention given in preparation of food, and is positioned as the value leader in the Chicken QSR category. As of March 2010, the Church's system consisted of more than 1,700 locations worldwide in 22 countries, with system sales approaching $1.2 billion.


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