Louisville, Ky.-based Rally's Hamburgers Inc. named William Foley II chairman as the restaurant operator pursues a plan to consolidate operations with Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. Foley is chairman of Anaheim-based CKE Restaurants Inc., which operates Rally's and other restaurants. He replaces Burt Sugarman, who will remain a director. . . . Indianapolis-based Thomson Consumer Electronics offered early retirement to about 1,300 workers, or more than 40% of its salaried work force in the U.S.