Frances Allen Takes the Helm of Checkers & Rally’s


Frances Allen has been named Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Checkers & Rally’s board of directors, effective February 17. Allen succeeds Rick Silva, who has decided to leave the company after 13 years as CEO and President.Allen has a proven track record of success in the restaurant industry and deep expertise across brand strategy, menu and marketing, franchising, restaurant technology, and restaurant operations, among other disciplines.

Most recently, she was CEO of Boston Market, where she implemented a multi-faceted transformation plan setting up the brand for future growth. Allen served as President of Jack-in-the-Box from 2014 to 2018, where she held full strategic and operational responsibility for the 2,200-unit, $3 billion hamburger quick service restaurant chain, generating superior results and upgrading the quality of the menu.  Allen’s prior leadership experience includes successful tenures as Chief Brand Officer and Chief Marketing Officer at Denny’s Corp., where she helped lead a successful turnaround and repositioned the brand as “America’s Diner,” and as CMO of Dunkin’ Donuts USA, where she played a key role in elevating the brand from a regional to a national player.  She has also held leadership roles at Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, PepsiCo, and Frito-Lay.

QSR Checkers and Rally's operates 900 drive-thru locations. 

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