Taking over at Popeyes in 2007 wasn’t an easy job. The chain was struggling to drive sales, profits were negative and franchisees were not happy. But when Cheryl Bachelder was named CEO, after stints at Yum! Brands Inc. and Domino’s Pizza Inc., she focused her energy on key deliverables: build a distinctive brand; run great restaurants; grow restaurant profits; and accelerate quality openings.
Fast forward seven years later and Bachelder can say the brand has completed a