On Tuesday, Bojangles’, Inc announced it has named Reese Stewart CFO. Stewart (left) comes to the Charlotte, N.C.-based based chicken and biscuits brand after a nearly 15-year career with CKE Restaurants, the parent company of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s brands. Reese replaces former CFO John Jordan.
Bojangles’ has been slowly overhauling its executive team after the brand was bought and taken private by Durational Capital Management LP and The Jordan Company, L.P. The deal was completed early this year.
“We are very excited that Reese has joined our Bojangles’ family,” Jose Armario, Bojangles’ CEO, said in a statement. “Reese is a standout in the world of corporate finance, and his experience in the QSR industry is difficult to match. He has a well-documented history of bringing financial teams together to maximize resources and drive the business forward. We have big plans for the future of our brand and a strong, experienced financial leader is key to our success.”
Armario was installed as CEO in January along with Brian Unger who took the role of chief operating officer. Both are McDonald’s veterans. A new chief marketing officer, Jackie Woodward, was named in April.
As of June 30, 2019, Bojangles’ had 763 restaurants.
“There is something very special about the Bojangles’ brand, so much so that we are moving cross country to be a part of what’s happening here,” Reese said in a statement. “Bojangles’ is a beloved and iconic brand with an amazing history unlike any other QSR business. My family and I are excited to become part of the Charlotte community, and I am eager to get to work supporting our restaurants and franchise partners.”