Bojangles CEO resigns

Bojangles CEO resigns
Bojangles Chief Executive Officer Clifton Rutledge has resigned, the company announced Monday. (Source: Bojangles)

(WSFA) - Bojangles Chief Executive Officer Clifton Rutledge has resigned, the company announced Monday.

The fast food chain said in a statement Rutledge left for personal reasons. The restaurant's board of directors appointed James "Randy" Kibler as interim president and CEO.

According to the Charlotte Observer, the restaurant is coming off a difficult year that saw a slump in profits and the company's stock price.

Four Bojangles restaurants opened in central Alabama in the last two years - 3 in Montgomery and one in Selma - but all closed unexpectedly in January.

At the time, a Bojangles spokesperson said the franchisee had unforeseen economic challenges.

As of September, Bojangles had 749 restaurants, primarily located in the southeast.

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