Cheryl A. Bachelder
Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.
Cheryl Bachelder is a passionate restaurant industry executive serving as the CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Cheryl is known for her crisp strategic thinking, franchisee-focused approach, superior financial performance and the development of outstanding leaders and teams.
Cheryl joined Popeyes, in November 2007 after serving as an active member of the Board for a year. She brings more than 35 years of experience in brand building, operations and public-company management at companies like Yum Brands, Domino’s Pizza, RJR Nabisco, The Gillette Company and The Procter & Gamble Company.
At Popeyes, Cheryl promptly established a Road Map for Results that focused on four key tenets of growing a restaurant chain: build a distinctive brand, run great restaurants, grow restaurant profits and ramp up new unit growth.
Prior to serving as Popeyes’ CEO, Cheryl as revitalized brand performance in both retail and consumer goods companies. She was president and chief concept officer for KFC Corporate, creating growth plans for the U.S. business in collaboration with the franchise owners.
Ms. Bachelder holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a masters of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She is married 33 years to Chris Bachelder and they have three grown daughters.