Church's Texas Chicken names Roland Gonzalez U.S. COO

Gonzalez has considerable experience in operations at Virtual Dining Concepts and at Restaurant Brands International.
Church's Roland Gonzalez
Church's has named Roland Gonzalez COO. / Photo courtesy of Church's Texas Chicken.

Church’s Texas Chicken on Monday named Roland Gonzalez its U.S. chief operations officer.

The Atlanta-based chicken chain said that Gonzalez will focus on “collaboratively driving core business metrics” for the brand to “achieve strong operational results and growth.”

He previously worked with Virtual Dining Concepts, where he was EVP of operations, and was before that head of global operations standards and strategy at Restaurant Brands International, owner of Burger King, Popeyes and Tim Hortons.

Joe Guith, CEO of the 1,500-unit chain that goes by Church’s Texas Chicken in the U.S. and Texas Chicken internationally, called Gonzalez “an exceptional leader who understands all aspects of the industry and is joining us with critical skills gleaned from his past roles.”

Church’s Texas Chicken was founded in San Antonio 1952 by George W. Church. It has leaned on its Texas heritage recently, adding the Texas to the U.S. brand name to match better with its international branding.

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