Charlotte, N.C. — Bojangles’, Inc. has hired restaurant industry veteran Kenneth M. Koziol as its new chief restaurant support officer, reporting directly to the brand’s new chief executive officer, Jose Armario. He joins the company from Panera.
Koziol brings more than 35 years of restaurant innovation, quality assurance and menu development experience to the iconic Southern brand. He most recently served as executive vice president of supply chain, manufacturing and international with Panera Bread Company. Prior to Panera, Koziol spent over 20 years in senior-level leadership roles with McDonald’s Corporation, rising to executive vice president and worldwide chief restaurant officer.
“I am thrilled that a restaurant industry leader of Ken’s caliber has joined the Bojangles’ family at this exciting time for our brand,” says Armario. “Ken’s extensive strategy development background, QSR business acumen and industry experience will add tremendous value to us as we prepare the groundwork for our long term growth strategy.”
In his new role, Koziol will assume responsibility for supply chain, quality assurance, strategy, menu development, innovation and information technology.
Bojangles’® was founded in 1977 in Charlotte, N.C. For more information, visit www.bojangles.com.