Former Johnny Rockets CEO John Fuller will take the helm as president and CEO of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, the cafe chain announced Thursday.
Prior to joining The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Fuller served as CFO of Johnny Rockets before transitioning into the CEO role. Previous to that post, he served as CFO of California-based Rubio’s Restaurants.
"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 a statement. "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."
Los Angeles-based The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, which operates more than 1,000 units worldwide, recently closed a deal to open 700 new units in China.