Powerful Stories of Strategic Business Leadership from the World's Top CEOs
Thursday, December 8, 2016
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You've read Harvard Business Review's "How I Did It" interviews that showcase powerful stories of strategic business leadership from the world's top CEOs.
Harvard Business Review now invites you to join us for this "How I Did It LIVE" webinar with Cheryl A. Bachelder, Chief Executive Officer of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc, who will describe how her team turned the struggling company around, by rebuilding their relationship with their franchises, while creating a national brand-building campaign to reconnect with customers. Harvard Business Review Editor in Chief Adi Ignatius will lead a discussion about the strategic challenges the company faced and overcame, and the frameworks and ideas that can help other leaders facing crucial decisions.
Register today to join the discussion on December 8.
About the Speaker
Cheryl A. Bachelder is a passionate restaurant industry executive serving as the Chief Executive Officer, 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, Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. 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 has produced exceptional performance results. This strategic framework led to significant market share gains, improved guest ratings and increased restaurant margins The improvement in performance has led franchisees to remodel nearly all the restaurants in the system in record time and accelerate new unit growth, both in the U.S. and abroad. In the last eight years, the enterprise market cap has grown from less than $300 million to over $1.3 billion. At fiscal year-end 2015, Popeyes system-wide revenues were $3.1 billion. These revenues are generated by more than 2,539 restaurants operated by 360 franchisees and more than 60,000 restaurant employees in the United States, three territories and 27 foreign countries.
Ms. Bachelder has inspired a servant leader culture that is expressed in Popeyes three guiding principles. These principles and the company purpose – food that ignites our desire to serve – informs how everyone works together. The Popeyes team is focused on serving the franchise owners well. Together, we pursue a bold ambition for the enterprise. In March 2015, Ms. Bachelder published Dare to Serve – How to drive superior results by serving others that chronicles the tenets of the Popeyes turnaround.
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