Farmer Boys Names New Vice President/Chief People Officer

Riverside, Calif. — Farmer Boys®, a farm-fresh fast-casual concept, has hired restaurant industry and human resources veteran Arlene Estrada Petokas to serve as its new vice president and chief people officer.

Petokas brings with her more than 20 years of human resources experience, with over a decade spent at quick-service restaurant companies. Her previous positions include human resources director at Del Taco, LLC and vice president of human resources at both BLD Brands, LLC and CKE Restaurant Holdings Inc., which owns Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s Green Burrito and Red Burrito.

“We were impressed with Arlene’s extensive experience in human resources and the restaurant industry. She brings a compassionate approach to people and a passion for the restaurant industry,” says Karen Eadon, president and COO of Farmer Boys. “She’s managed and implemented successful HR practices at her previous organizations, and we look forward to having her on the Farmer Boys team to develop our business capabilities and lead our team members to function at their greatest level.”

Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Riverside, Calif., Farmer Boys® is a fast-casual restaurant chain that currently operates 92 restaurants in California and Nevada. For more information, visit


SOURCE: Farmer Boys®

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