Church’s Chicken Independent Franchise Association Holds Elections

Third Term for Board’s President

Church’s Independent Franchise Association (CIFA) an organization that represents domestic and international franchisees in the QSR chain’s system, recently held its election for its board members.  Khaled Habash, President of the largest Church’s franchise company, Falcon Holdings, with 165 Church’s Chicken restaurants, was reelected to lead the CIFA board as its President for a third term.

“Our CIFA board has made great strides working with CEO Jim Hyatt and his leadership team to build trust and focus on running great restaurants,” said Habash.  “Our board works closely with the corporate team to support its restaurant performance strategy to improve sales and a profitable return on all franchisees’ investments in the brand.  I’m proud to once again serve our domestic and international franchise community.”

Tony Lutfi, a long-term franchisee of Church’s was reelected to serve as the board’s Vice President.  Janice Bowen, Treasurer and Noor Samji, Secretary, both multi-unit franchisees were also reelected to their posts on the CIFA board.

Church's Chicken Independent Franchise Association Holds ElectionsFounded in San Antonio, TX in 1952, Church’s Chicken is a highly recognized brand name in the Quick Service Restaurant sector and is one of the largest quick service chicken concepts in the world.  Church’s serves up a rich tradition of gracious Southern hospitality and freshly prepared, high quality, authentic home-style fare, to help people provide affordable, complete meals for their families. Church’s menu includes its world famous Original and Spicy chicken, Tender Strips and sandwiches with classic sides and hand-made from scratch honey-butter biscuits.  The Church’s system consists of more than 1700 locations in 25 countries and system-wide sales of more than $1 billion.  For more information on Church’s Chicken, visit