GULFPORT, Miss. Sept. 25, 2015 // PRNewswire // - Church's Chicken® will be hosting a grand opening on Saturday, September 26th to mark its new restaurant in Gulfport, MS with first-time franchisee group CRW, LLC, led by Dr. Roy Irons, Mr. Worth Thomas and Ms. Carolyn Washington. The new Church's Chicken is located at 11487 US 49 and is the first establishment in the Gulfport market built by the brand since 2006. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and Speaker of the House Phillip Gunn will attend the grand opening and ribbon cutting.
The festivities begin with a ribbon cutting with the Governor and Speaker at 10am followed by an array of prize giveaways, a radio remote and activities by the whole family. The first 100 people who arrive before 10 am receive Free Chicken For A Month.
The Church's Chicken brand was impressed by the depth of questions asked by Dr. Irons, Washington and Thomas during the franchise candidate selection process which resulted in the trio joining the brand in November 2013. Irons, Washington and Thomas began development of their restaurant in 2014 and signed their franchise agreement in April 2015. They have demonstrated a hands-on and can-do approach from the moment they joined the brand and since joining, Dr. Roy attended 5 weeks of team member and management training in one of the Church's Chicken training restaurants.
The franchise deal, agreed upon by all three franchisees and Church's Chicken, is to open three restaurants by June 15, 2017 with the locations being within or near the Biloxi-Gulfport area.
Founded in San Antonio, TX in 1952 by George W. Church, Church's Chicken® is one of the largest quick service restaurant chicken chains in the world. Church's® specializes in Original and Spicy Chicken freshly prepared throughout the day in small batches that are hand-battered and double-breaded, Tender Strips®, sandwiches, honey-butter biscuits made from scratch and freshly baked, and classic, home-style sides all for a great value. Church's® (along with its sister brand Texas Chicken® outside the Americas) has more than 1,650 locations in 25 countries and international territories and system-wide sales of more than $1 billion. For more information, visit www.churchs.com. Follow Church's® on Facebook at www.facebook.com/churchschicken and Twitter at www.twitter.com/churchschicken.
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