The former head of the hamburger chain Johnny Rockets, John Fuller has been appointed president and CEO of Los Angeles-based The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
The appointment comes just weeks after CBTL announced plans to open some 700 stores in China, which would represent approximately 35 percent of the company’s retail footprint worldwide.
Prior to his work as the Johnny Rockets president and CEO, Fuller was the restaurant company’s chief financial officer, and he has previously worked as a CFO or controller for numerous hospitality and fast food brands, including as Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr. and Del Taco.
“Being appointed to lead The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf into a new era of growth and innovation is something I take great pride in,” Fuller said in an announcement today. “I’ll be working closely with the management team to increase our existing sales and stores base, support our franchisees, deliver outstanding product quality and most importantly, provide our customers with an overall great experience, keeping the company’s rich heritage alive and thriving.”