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Bojangles' Restaurants Begins Search for CEO

Kibler announces retirement.

Bojangles' Restaurants' president and CEO Randy Kibler announced plans to retire once the company identifies his successor. Bojangles' board of directors has formed a search committee to find the restaurant chain's new president and CEO.

The 59-year-old Kibler will remain in his current role until a successor is selected by a search committee formed by the Bojangles' board of directors. Bojangles' has approximately 550 franchised and company-owned chicken and biscuit restaurants in 10 Southeastern states plus the District of Columbia.

Kibler joined Bojangles' in 2007 when the company was acquired by an investment group led by Falfurrias Capital Partners, a Charlotte-based private equity firm. Also part of that investment group was Jerry Richardson, former chairman and CEO of Flagstar Cos. Inc. Kibler began his career in 1970 as an hourly employee of Richardson's Spartan Foods at a Hardee's in Columbia, S.C., and spent 26 years working at Spartan Foods and later Flagstar, where his roles included president and chief operating officer of the company's 600-restaurant Hardee's division, overseeing Quincy's Family Steakhouse, and serving as vice president of the western division of Denny's.