Ralph W. Bower
President-U.S., Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen
Ralph W. Bower became president-U.S. of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen in March 2012. He served as chief operating officer, domestic from 2008 to 2012.
From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Bower was the KFC operations leader responsible for more than 1,300 KFC franchised restaurants in the western United States. Prior to this position, he led KFC company operations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
From 2002 to 2003, Mr. Bower directed the guest satisfaction function for KFC. Before joining KFC, Mr. Bower was employed by Western Ohio Pizza, a franchisee of Domino's Pizza, overseeing operations in Dayton, OH, and Indianapolis, IN.
Mr. Bower began his restaurant career with the second largest Domino's franchise organization, Team Washington, where he was a regional director. In each of these roles he demonstrated exceptional leadership and performance results in the restaurant industry.
Prior to his restaurant experience, Mr. Bower served as an officer in the United States Navy.
Mr. Bower holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy and an Executive Masters of Business Administration in Marketing from Emory University.