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Noodles & Company interim CFO moves to Qdoba

After departure of Susan Daggett, company says it’s in “final stages” of permanent CFO search

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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