Noodles & Company CFO Carl Lukach will resign from his post effective June 9, the company said in a press release Thursday.
Lukach has taken a similar position at a company in the retail industry allowing him to be closer to family, the company said.
CEO Dave Boennighausen will serve as interim CFO until the company fills the position. Boennighausen previously was Noodles & Company’s CFO from 2012 to 2017.
Lukach joined the company in 2020 after serving as vice president of finance at Equinox for more than four years, according to his LinkedIn profile. Shortly after he started, the company reported comparable sales declines of 12% systemwide for 2020.
By the end of 2022, same-store sales were up 5.6% compared to 2021. During his tenure, the company refocused its franchising efforts on multi-unit operators, opened ghost kitchens and added drive-thru pickup windows. Earlier this year, the company said it would begin testing dynamic pricing using digital menu boards.