Atlanta-Church's Chicken, a division of AFC Enterprises Inc., entered into an agreement with franchisees Kevin and Aletha Whitfield to convert 21 company-operated restaurants in the Mobile, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida, markets into franchises. The Whitfields currently own 10 Church's franchises in the South. -AFC Enterprises Inc.

Louisville, Kentucky-Papa John's International Inc. announced its growth plans for 2002, which includes 150 to 200 restaurant openings, 50 to 100 potential restaurant closings and domestic restaurant sales growth of 3 to 5 percent. -Business Wire