Church’s Texas Chicken Names New VP, Strategy & Growth

by Katie Lee

Atlanta — Neel Patel joins Church’s Texas Chicken® as vice president, strategy & growth, a newly created role. He joined the company in late March. He reports directly to Joe Guith, CEO of Church’s Texas Chicken® and Texas Chicken™.

In this role, Neel will drive strategic planning, data & analytics, and business transformation in addition to accelerating growth initiatives across all aspects of the business, including marketing, development, finance, supply chain and international.

Patel joins Church’s Texas Chicken® from McKinsey & Company where he led growth-focused client engagements across several industries including food and retail. During his time there, Patel gained extensive experience in marketing, sales, strategy and operations.

“Neel is a strong leader who is well-versed in brand strategy and growth initiatives,” says Guith. “He will be a great addition to our team as we look towards a promising future for the company.”

Founded in San Antonio, Texas, in 1952 by George W. Church, Church’s Texas Chicken®, along with its sister brand Texas Chicken™ primarily outside of the U.S., is one of the largest quick-service chicken restaurant chains in the world. Texas Chicken™ and Church’s Texas Chicken® have more than 1,500 locations in 24 countries and global markets. For more information, visit





SOURCE: Church’s Texas Chicken

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