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Noodles & Company chief financial officer Carl Lukach to resign

CEO Dave Boennighausen to act as interim CFO during the search for a permanent replacement

Carl Lukach is leaving Noodles & Company effective June 9, the fast-casual restaurant chain said Thursday.

He is leaving for a similar role at a retail company that will allow him to be closer to family, the company based in Broomfield, Colo., said in a release announcing his departure.

A filing with the Security & Exchange commission said Lukach’s departure “was not the result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter related to its operations, policies or practices.”

It also said the company has started a former search for his replacement.

In the meantime, CEO Dave Boennighausen, who was the chain’s CFO from 2012 to 2017, when he was promoted to CEO, will serve as interim CFO, the release said.

“Carl has been a great asset to the Company since he joined in 2020,” Boennighausen said in the release. “On behalf of the entire Noodles team, I would like to thank Carl for his leadership and dedication, and we wish him the best in his next endeavor.”

Lukach said he was leaving the company in good hands.

“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve as CFO of Noodles & Company and to have worked with such an outstanding team,” he said Carl Lukach. “I have the utmost confidence in the Noodles & Company brand and its growth prospects in the years ahead.”

Noodles & Company operated or franchised 461 restaurants as of the end of the last fiscal quarter on April 4, 2023.

Contact Bret Thorn at [email protected] 

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