Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. announced that it has named Timothy J. LaLonde as interim Chief Financial Officer, interim Treasurer, and interim Vice President. As previously announced, the company is conducting a search for a permanent Chief Financial Officer to replace the late Paul R. Flanders, who passed away on September 7.
Daniel T. Accordino, chairman and chief executive officer of Carrols, says, “We greatly appreciate Tim for stepping into the CFO role on an interim basis until we identify and appoint a quality candidate to fill the position permanently. Tim is a seasoned professional with over four decades of finance and accounting experience, including most notably as our own Controller for twenty years. We therefore expect a seamless transition as he temporarily rejoins the Carrols leadership team.”
LaLonde was most recently the Chief Financial Officer at Dinosaur Restaurants, LLC, where he oversaw all treasury, accounting, purchasing, and other administrative functions for the barbecue restaurant brand from 2017 until earlier this year. Previously, he was Vice President, Controller at Carrols from 1997 until 2017, where he was responsible for all external reporting, accounting, cash management, income tax and payroll functions. Earlier in his career, he was Controller at Fay's Incorporated, a retailing chain, from 1992 to 1997, and Senior Audit Manager at the accounting firm Deloitte & Touché LLP, where he was employed since 1978. Mr. LaLonde holds a BS in Accounting from Clarkson University.
Carrols is one of largest restaurant franchisees in the United States, and currently operates a total of 1,087 restaurants. It is the largest Burger King franchisee in the United States currently operating 1,027 Burger Kings and also operates 60 Popeyes restaurants.
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