ATLANTA — Global fried-chicken chain, Church’s Chicken, has announced the addition of four new franchisees to the brand’s growing Canadian landscape.
“The growing chicken market in Canada has been a key component of our expansion strategy in the western hemisphere,” says Eduardo Garcia, senior director of Americas Business for Church’s Chicken. “The fact that we’ve been able to successfully initiate not just one, but four new franchise relationships, is a testament to the brand’s reputation of having a quality product and strong business model.”
Mian Nadeem will be leading the new franchise operations in Southwest Ontario while the new franchise for York Region will be headed by brothers Arslan, Irfan and Rizwan Ahmad.
Leading the development in the Durham Region of the Greater Toronto Area will be a group of investors led by Shazaib Shah. In addition to Shazaib, the group’s directors are Muneer Khan, Ashraf Salem, and Abdul Khan. Together, the group has more than 20 years of expertise in quick-service restaurants and retail markets, bringing insight from multiple business disciplines.
In Alberta, Fays Enterprises Ltd. — under the leadership of CEO Mian Ahmad and operating partner Yasir Saeed — will bring Church’s Chicken to Edmonton.
“We’re very eager to see all of these new franchisees bring the Church’s Chicken brand front and centre in consumers’ minds when it comes to quality food and superior value,” says Tony Moralejo, executive VP of International Business for Church’s Chicken/Texas Chicken. “Church’s is expanding across Canada, building on our already strong presence in Vancouver. Our ultimate goal is to become the top chicken choice for the ever-growing number of Canadians who love eating deliciously prepared chicken.”