Church’s Chicken Independent Franchise Association Holds Elections

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

“I’m proud of the work that CIFA has accomplished,” said Habash.  “Church’s CEO Jim Hyatt joined the company a year ago and our association has changed the way in which we work with the brand’s corporate leadership team. We believe in Jim.  CIFA is committed to bringing positive change and growth to Church’s.”

In addition, CIFA announced that Tony Lutfi, a long-term franchisee of Church’s was appointed the board’s new Vice President.  Janice Bowen a multi-unit franchisee remains the treasurer and Noor Samji the secretary of the 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 Southern style fare, to help people provide affordable, complete meals for their families. Church’s menu includes flavorful chicken both Original and Spicy, Tender Strips® and Southern Style Chicken sandwiches with classic sides and hand-made from scratch biscuits.  The Church’s system consists of more than 1700 locations in 22 countries and system-wide sales of $1.2 billion.  For more information on Church’s Chicken, visit