The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf taps new president, CEO

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf named John Fuller as its new president and CEO, replacing John Dawson. Fuller was president and CEO of Johnny Rockets for the past five years, and CFO the year prior.

The new president and CEO has more than 20 years of experience in restaurant leadership. At Johnny Rockets, Fuller led domestic and international expansion, improved the quality of product offerings, and formed collaborative partnerships with franchisees.

"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. "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."

Fuller also served as CFO at Rubio's Restaurants, JC Resorts and Edwards Theatres. He was controller at Del Taco and CKE Restaurants earlier in his career. Press Release