ATLANTA — Church’s Texas Chicken announced Roland Gonzalez as US chief operations officer.

Gonzalez will work on driving the core business metrics of the company and on achieving solid operational results and growth for the brand.

“I’m thrilled to join this team of strategic, hard-working industry leaders and team members,” Gonzalez said. “I look forward to a strong partnership with our incredible franchisees to further drive profitability, growth and exceptional service for our guests.”

During his career, Gonzalez held various senior executive roles in the quick-service industry, where he worked on franchising, operations, P&L management, global business strategies and process improvement.

“Roland is an exceptional leader who understands all aspects of the industry and is joining us with critical skills gleaned from his past roles,” said Joe Guith, chief executive officer, Church’s Texas Chicken and Texas Chicken. “We look forward to working with Roland, whose experience and knowledge will be a great asset to our team and the brand as a whole.”

Roland’s previous roles included executive vice president, operations at virtual dining concepts and head of global operations standards and strategy at Restaurant Brands International. He also led global business initiatives and strategy for Burger King, Tim Hortons and Popeyes.