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Checkers & Rally's says is seeking a permanent successor as Frances Allen, CEO and president, steps down.

Checkers & Rally’s seeks CEO as Frances Allen steps down

Executive will focus on board work and remain in role through September, the restaurant company says

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc., the drive-thru restaurant chain, has begun a search for a successor to Frances Allen, who will be stepping down after serving as CEO and president for the past four years, the company said Thursday.

Frances Allen Headshot 3.jpgThe Tampa, Fla.-based Checkers & Rally’s drive-thru operator said Allen will focus on board work and remain with the company through September as a transition.

“Since Frances joined our team in 2020, she has played an instrumental role in helping us to execute on a number of key initiatives that have helped to build a solid foundation for the business and a clear path forward for the company’s next phase of growth,” said David Barr, Checkers independent board member, in a statement.

Checkers & Rally’s has launched an external search to identify a new permanent CEO, the company said. Allen will remain with the organization through the onboarding of her successor and is playing an active role in the hiring process. She will also remain a shareholder.

“It has been my honor to lead this organization these past four years, and I’m extremely proud of what we have accomplished,” Allen said. “While I’m looking forward to the future, I’m grateful for my time at such an iconic brand, and for the opportunity to work with such an exceptional organization and franchisees.”

Allen, who headed Boston Market, was named CEO of Checkers & Rally’s in February 2020. She succeeded Rick Silva, who left the company after 13 years.

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants has 800 units.

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