Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc., the franchisor and operator of Popeyes restaurants, announced that Ralph Bower, the company’s U.S. president, has resigned effective August 8 to accept a new position. The company has commenced a process to identify Bower’s successor.
“On behalf of everyone at Popeyes, I want to thank Ralph for his contributions over the past six years,” says Cheryl Bachelder, Popeyes CEO. “Ralph has been an important member of the leadership team that has led the transformation of the company’s performance—improving franchise profitability, remodeling the system, accelerating new unit growth and strengthening our company-restaurant operating competencies. Our exceptional people, together with our strong business strategies, make me confident that our momentum will continue through this transition of leadership.”
Bachelder will oversee Bower’s responsibilities during the transition.