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Bojangles’ names new IT, strategic planning exec

The Bojangles on Charlottetowne Avenue at Third Street just southeast of uptown Charlotte. The Charlotte-based chain has named Jayson Romeo its new vice president of information technology and strategic planning.
The Bojangles on Charlottetowne Avenue at Third Street just southeast of uptown Charlotte. The Charlotte-based chain has named Jayson Romeo its new vice president of information technology and strategic planning. mhames@charlotteobserver.com

Charlotte-based Bojangles’ has named Jayson Romeo its new vice president of information technology and strategic planning.

In a statement from the company Monday, the fast-casual chain said in his new role, Romeo will spearhead “corporate strategic initiatives designed to drive IT and organizational efficiencies,” and will lead the implementation of new IT initiatives across the company.

Romeo joined Bojangles’ as senior director of strategic management in 2014 and has been heading IT on an interim basis since February this year. The company said he has nearly three decades of experience in the quick service restaurant industry.

The company said Romeo, a graduate of Saint Leo University in Florida, has helped realign the company’s IT department and has lead the implementation of Bojangles’ new point of sale system across company-operated restaurants.

“As a result of Jayson’s strategic planning expertise and extraordinary leadership of our IT department, we have exceeded many of our project implementation goals in 2015,” Bojangles’ Chief Executive Officer Clifton Rutledge said in a statement.

Bojangles’, known for its chicken and biscuits, operates 635 restaurants, primarily in the southeastern U.S. states. The company went public on May 8, raising about $147 million on its first day of trading.

In its initial public offering filing, Bojangles’ said it plans to expand the number of restaurant locations by 7 to 8 percent a year, mostly in markets in which it’s already concentrated.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta

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