The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Names New President & CEO

by Katie Lee

Los Angeles — The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has appointed John Fuller as the new president and chief executive officer. Fuller most recently served as president and CEO of The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc., for the past 5 years.

During his tenure at Johnny Rockets, Fuller directed the full scope of operations for the multimillion-dollar global restaurant chain, which spans 28 countries with 338 locations.

“Being appointed to lead The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® into a new era of growth and innovation is something I take great pride in,” says Fuller. “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.”

Known for its commitment to quality coffee and tea, the company has evolved into an iconic brand both across the United States as well as internationally, accelerating its expansion into new territories, including its recent opening of stores in Japan in early May 2015 and most recently the future opening of 700 stores in China.

Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is the oldest and largest privately-held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States. The company currently has over 1,000 stores in nearly 30 countries. For more information, visit

SOURCE: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

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