May 21, 2020

Church's Chicken® Team Member Celebrates 40 Years of Servic

Bizclik Editor
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ATLANTA, Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- While many are looking to 2020 as a year of new beginnings, Church'sChicken® restaurants in the Rio Grande Valley are marking it as a year of tremendous accomplishment for one of their own. This month, Regional General Manager Ramon Santos has reached the milestone of 40 consecutive years of employment with the popular chicken restaurant brand. It is an impressive achievement for a career that started out on January 14, 1980, at the Church's Chicken in Brownsville, where Santos was first hired as a back of house chef. Today, Santos helps oversee multiple restaurants in the region, offering everything from operational guidance to assisting franchisees with marketing, staffing and other needs.  

"Employees like Ramon Santos are perfect examples of what makes this company so special," says CEO for Church's, Joe Christina. "There is a culture at work here that respects and rewards those that work hard and hold themselves accountable with opportunities to advance in their career. Ramon has not only embraced that idea for himself; he has inspired countless others to do the same by leading by example. We offer our sincerest thanks for all that Ramon has done and continues to do on behalf of the entire Church's family."

During Santos' long career with Church's, he has served across multiple locations in the Rio Grande Valley and has always been among the first to step up and help out in other markets, including Florida, New Mexico, Texas, Tennessee and Louisiana. His energetic spirit and positive outlook have made him a beloved team member everywhere he goes.

Santos has been happily married for 24 years to his wife, Martha, with whom he shares five children and grandchildren. In addition to spending time with his family, Santos also devotes his heart and energy toward his Christian faith. In his free time, Santos enjoys watching sports – particularly the Mexican national and American national teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, MLB Baseball, the Houston Astros and boxing. He also loves fishing, watching a variety of television shows and scratching lottery tickets.

"Santos has such a big heart," adds Christina. "We've all been so fortunate to be able to work with him for so many years. This brand is made better by having him as a part of it."

About Church's Chicken®
Founded in San Antonio, Texas, 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®, Honey-Butter Biscuits™ made from scratch and freshly baked, and classic, homestyle 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 25 countries and international territories. With system-wide sales of more than $1 billion, the system had a recording-breaking year in 2019. During two national media windows the brand drove sales performance that outpaced the broader QSR category.  For more information, visit Follow Church's® on Facebook at and Twitter at

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