New 8-Year Deal between Church’s Chicken® & Coca-Cola Promises More of Fans’ Favorite Beverages

Fanta® Flavors, New Fountain Equipment and
Exciting Promotions Planned for the Future

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#beverage–As part of its ongoing commitment to bring guests consistently high
quality and crave-worthy flavor, Church’s
announced a new 8-year
agreement with The Coca-Cola Company. The nationwide deal, which
features some of the beverage giant’s most popular brands, also brings
new equipment and promotional opportunities to Church’s® 900 U.S.

“We are very pleased to continue working with such an iconic brand as Coca-Cola®,”
said Joe Christina, Chief Executive Officer for Church’s. “As we
at Church’s enter our 65th year, we greatly value
relationships with other brands like Coca-Cola who share our commitment
to quality guest experiences.”

The most recent deal extends the long standing relationship between
Coca-Cola and Church’s. The new 8-year beverage marketing
agreement will provide new fountain equipment throughout Church’s
entire domestic network and will feature a full line of Fanta®
flavors – which are among Church’s best-selling beverages every

“Our guests love the creative flavors and quality taste of Fanta,”
Christina continued. “Fanta Strawberry, Fanta Grape, and Fanta Orange
are all among our fan favorites in many markets, and we’re looking
forward to making the most of a promising new decade with Coca-Cola.”

Other Coca-Cola brands being featured at Church’s restaurants
include Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Sprite®, and Minute Maid® lemonade, and
fountain beverages. Officials at Coca-Cola echoed Church’s
positive outlook on the deal.

“Our restaurant partners are an important part of the Coca-Cola
experience,” said Krista L. Schulte, Vice President Foodservice &
On-Premise with The Coca-Cola Company. “Church’s is a prominent
player in the quick-service dining category, which creates excellent
opportunities for both brands to keep growing alongside each other. We
are looking forward to supporting this marketing partnership with
innovative ideas, fun branded promotions, and the level of quality that
guests expect from Fanta, Coca-Cola, Sprite and all of our other brands.”

New fountain equipment will start rolling out to Church’s
restaurants as 2017 progresses, although all Coca-Cola products
included in the deal are currently in restaurants. Both brands are
already in talks regarding development of merchandising that
commemorates Church’s 65th Anniversary, unique
events and giveaways, and other co-branded experiences.

About Church’s Chicken®

Founded in San Antonio, TX in 1952 by George W. Church, Church’s
® 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
®, 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
® outside the Americas) has more than 1,600
locations in 27 countries and international territories and system-wide
sales of more than $1 billion. For more information, visit
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