ATLANTA – Pete Servold is returning to Church’s Chicken as executive vice president of US operations. Servold previously served as vice president of operations with the chain from 2010 to 2014. He now returns to succeed Joseph Christina, who was promoted to CEO in November 2016.

Pete Servold

"I'm ecstatic to return to Church's Chicken in this important leadership role," Servold said. "My focus will be on creating a solid strategy that will guide our team members toward strong, consistent growth and a tireless dedication to giving our guests the best-possible experience with every visit.”

Servold has more than 30 years of food experience including his last position as SVP of franchise operations at Hooters of America. Before that he worked in various capacities at McDonald’s culminating in the vice president of operation and franchising, where he assisted in implementing a Just-in-time (JIT) inventory strategy.

"Pete brings a lifetime of career experience across all areas of franchise operations to Church's," said Joseph Christina, CEO of Church's Chicken. "During his initial time here, he was instrumental in helping us deliver on our mission of providing quick, quality meals to our customers as efficiently as possible. I am fully confident that Pete will continue to leverage his strategic vision and leadership skills to guide Church's through this exciting time of continued growth and expansion."