Cheryl Bachelder

Cheryl Bachelder speaks at the MUFSO conference in 2015.

The Power List 2016: Cheryl Bachelder

NRN presents The Power List 2016, our third annual list of the most powerful people in foodservice. The Heavy Hitters on the list manage the footprints of large restaurant chains and are driving inventive practices.

Add another chapter to the turnaround story of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. under the direction of president and CEO Cheryl Bachelder — how the revived chain is growing leaders.

In 2007, industry veteran Bachelder inherited an aging quick-service chain, with weak customer visits and sales. By 2014, sales and traffic had risen and market share had grown from 14 percent to 21 percent.

The turnaround s

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