(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.