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.
Popeyes CEO Cheryl Bachelder talks leadership strategies
Her new book, Dare to Serve, explores the successes of servant leadership