Cheryl Bachelder is a passionate, purpose-led business leader known for her crisp strategic thinking, a franchisee-focused approach, and superior financial performance. Guided by the servant leadership thinking of Robert Greenleaf, she believes highly caring, collaborative leaders with big ambitions for the enterprise, not themselves, generate the conditions for people to perform their best work.
Cheryl served as CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., from 2007 to 2017. The story of Popeyes’ success is chronicled in her book Dare to Serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others. During her tenure, Popeyes’ stock price grew from $11 to $64, at which time the board sold the company to Restaurant Brands International Inc. for $1.8 billion, or $79 per share, in March 2017.
Cheryl’s earlier career included brand leadership roles at Yum! Brands, Domino’s Pizza, RJR Nabisco, the Gillette Company, and Procter & Gamble.
Cheryl is now a director and compensation committee chair at Pier 1 Imports, Inc. She sits on the advisory board of Procter & Gamble’s franchising venture, Tide Dry Cleaners. She is a member of C200, an organization that fosters, celebrates, and advances women’s leadership in business.
Becoming a Dare to Serve Leader
A three-part workshop with former Popeyes CEO and bestselling author Cheryl Bachelder