CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Bojangles, known for its iconic Southern food in more than 760 restaurants throughout the Southeast, announced today it has named Katie Radtke as vice president of supply chain. An accomplished supply chain leader with global credentials, Radtke will oversee food and packaging, distribution, logistics and quality assurance in her new role.
“Katie is a transformational supply chain leader, and her extensive experience in developing strategies to optimize the supply chain for nationally recognized restaurant franchise brands will be critical as Bojangles continues to grow and meet increased demand for our delicious Southern food,” said Ken Koziol, Bojangles’ chief restaurant support officer.
Prior to joining Bojangles, Radtke served as senior director of global procurement for multi-brand restaurant company Inspire Brands and led efforts for Arby’s in Canada, Buffalo Wild Wings (BWW), Jimmy John’s, Rusty Taco and Sonic. She managed global procurement exclusively for BWW prior to Inspire’s acquisition and previously held supply chain positions with Boston Scientific and St. Jude Medical.
“I’m excited to join a company with Bojangles’ solid reputation, dynamic leadership team and passionate fans,” said Radtke. “I look forward to contributing my expertise to align our supply chain strategies to support the brand’s growth, and ultimately, deliver our guests a great experience.”
Her appointment comes on the heels of major franchise development deals recently announced with Chaac Foods Restaurants and longtime Bojangles franchisee Jeff Rigsby that include opening more than 80 new locations over the next seven years.
Radtke earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Latin University of Costa Rica, a law degree from the Free School of Law University in Costa Rica and a master’s degree from Swiss Business School in Zurich. She currently serves as vice chair for women in leadership with the Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM) and volunteers with Hispanic Star to support Hispanic-owned small and medium enterprises, entrepreneurs and independent workers.
About Bojangles, Inc.
Bojangles, Inc. is a highly differentiated and growing restaurant operator and franchisor dedicated to serving customers high-quality, craveable food made from our Southern recipes, including breakfast served All Day, Every Day. Founded in 1977 in Charlotte, N.C., Bojangles® serves menu items such as made-from-scratch biscuit breakfast sandwiches, delicious hand-breaded bone-in chicken, flavorful fixins (sides) and Legendary Iced Tea®. Currently, Bojangles has approximately 760 system-wide restaurants in 14 states. For more information, visit www.bojangles.com or follow Bojangles on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.