Church’s Chicken has promoted its EVP of U.S. operations, Joseph Christina, to CEO of the quick-service chain.
Christina replaces Jim Hyatt as chief executive. Hyatt, who had been at the helm of Church’s since 2011, will remain on its board.
In a news release, Church’s said that Christina has been instrumental in reducing overhead and improving franchise relations and revenue performance since joining the chain in 2013.
Ahead of his time at Church’s, Christina held a variety of leadership roles at Burger King, including senior vice president.