Interim CFO Susan Daggett is leaving to become the CFO of Qdoba Mexican Eats, the company said. Her last day at Noodles & Company is May 18.
In a regulatory filing, Noodles & Company said it is continuing its search for a permanent CFO. Daggett was tapped in the summer to be interim CFO after then-CFO Dave Boennighausen became CEO of the company.
"Our search for a permanent CFO is in its final stages, and we hope to make a decision soon. In the meantime, functions that have reported to Sue will now report to CEO Dave Boennighausen," Noodles & Company told Nation's Restaurant News in a statement.
In March, Broomfield, Colo.-based Noodles & Company named marketing consultant Chas Hermann chief brand officer. It is a new role for the fast-casual chain, which is trying to find its financial footing following significant downsizing.
Daggett previously served as Noodles & Company’s vice president of finance. Prior to joining Noodles & Company in August 2016, she held executive positions at Smiling Moose Deli and Einstein Noah Restaurant Group.
Daggett moves to Qdoba following the fast-casual chain’s acquisition in March by New York City-based Apollo Global Management. The private-equity firm bought the fresh-Mex chain from San Diego-based Jack in the Box Inc. for $305 million, ending the burger chain’s 15-year ownership of the brand.
Qdoba, which has 700 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada, generated systemwide sales of more than $820 million in fiscal 2017.
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