Joe Guith leads Church’s Texas Chicken and Texas Chicken domestic and international restaurants. With over 1,500 locations in 24 countries, he drives strategic initiatives designed to ignite growth and serve guests and franchisees across the globe. Church’s has system-wide sales of more than $1 billion.
With over 30 years’ experience in food service, consumer products and retail, Joe has a passion for developing high-performing teams, growing brands and accelerating digital capabilities.
Joe was previously Restaurant Category President at Focus Brands, where he oversaw a portfolio of more than 1,500 restaurants across the Moe’s Southwest Grill, McAlister’s Deli and Schlotzsky’s brands. He also held Brand President positions at McAlister’s Deli and Cinnabon. He helped both of those brands realize steady growth, expanded customer bases and improved unit-level economics.
Joe’s passion for people carries into the community. He proudly supports the mission of Goodwill Industries International, where he recently completed his term as an officer on the National Board of Directors.
Joe received his BBA, Marketing and MBA, Finance and Strategy from the University of Michigan and was named one of Atlanta’s 500 Most Powerful Leaders in 2023.