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Church's Chicken® Franchisee Corpus Christi Keeps Business In The Family With Domestic Transfer


Church's Chicken® Franchisee Corpus Christi Keeps Business In The Family With Domestic Transfer

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Church's of Corpus Christi, one of the original Church's Chicken® franchisees, announced a domestic transfer of its restaurant from mother to daughter. Vicki DeFratus, President of Church's of Corpus Christi, has been a Church's franchisee for more than 50 years and will passing the baton to her daughter, Keri Orrell. This is a multi-unit franchise has six restaurants in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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"My mother was one of the first franchisees for Church's Chicken. Our family has a deep-rooted relationship with the organization. I am excited to continue her legacy with the company and help build on what she's established," said Keri Orrell, Incoming President for Church's of Corpus Christi. "I truly admire my mother's long-standing commitment to Church's. It speaks volumes about her confidence in the brand and the successes both of our companies have enjoyed over the years."

Under Orrell's leadership, Corpus Christi plans to remodel their existing restaurants. The restaurants will feature the Church's STAR Initiative Design, which boasts a modern design, contemporary architectural elements and bold LED lighting. Remodels are projected to begin in 2018. In addition, Orrell hopes to acquire more restaurants for Corpus Christi to grow their portfolio. 

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About Church's Chicken®
Founded in San Antonio, TX in 1952 by George W. Church, Church's Chicken® is one of the largest quick service restaurant chicken chains in the world. Church's® specializes in Original and Spicy Chicken freshly prepared throughout the day in small batches that are hand-battered and double-breaded, Tender Strips®, sandwiches, honey-butter biscuits made from scratch and freshly baked, and classic, home-style sides all for a great value. Church's® (along with its sister brand Texas Chicken® outside the Americas) has more than 1,500 locations in 23 countries and international territories and system-wide sales of more than $1 billion. For more information, visit Follow Church's® on Facebook at and Twitter at

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