ATLANTA Church’s Chicken said Monday that Mel Deane has replaced Harsha V. Agadi as chief executive. Deane has worked for the past 10 years with Friedman, Fleischer & Lowe, the private-equity firm that acquired the 1,700-unit Church’s in June. He has held senior leadership positions in a number of the firm’s portfolio companies. Most recently, he served as executive vice president and general manager of Church's U.S. operations. Agadi, who had been CEO since 2005, ...

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