Author Archive for: Frances Allen
Chief Executive Officer // Checkers & Rally's Restaurants
Frances Allen joined Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. as President and CEO in February of 2020. Ms. Allen came to Checkers & Rally’s with 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, Ms. Allen served as Chief Executive Officer of Boston Market. Prior to Boston Market, Ms. 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. Before that, she served as Chief Brand Officer overseeing the rejuvenation of America’s Diner: Denny’s, and she served as Chief Marketing Officer for Dunkin Donuts, where she played a key role in elevating the brand from a regional to a national player. Frances also held senior positions with Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, Pepsi and Frito Lay.
In 2009, she was named BrandWeek’s “Marketer of the Year,” and in 2012 she was named one of Business Insider’s Game Changers: “Best Hires of the Past Three Years.” In 2014, she was honored as a “Game Changer” by the Advertising Women of New York, recognized as one of Diversity Journals 2014 “Women Worth Watching,” and inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Femme. In 2019, she was named as one of Nation’s Restaurant News ”Power 50” and voted a top CEO for women in Comparably’s annual survey.
Frances was appointed to the Board of Brinker International in July 2020, and since 2016, she has served on the Advisory Board of No Kid Hungry, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to eradicate childhood hunger in the USA.