B.GOOD Names Chris Fuqua CEO
Fast casual restaurant B.GOOD appointed Chris Fuqua as the company's new CEO. He assumes day-to-day leadership of the company following more than eight years at Dunkin' Brands, where he served in a variety of leadership roles including marketing, operations, supply chain and strategy.
Fuqua succeeds B.GOOD's co-founder Anthony Ackil, who has decided to step down after 15 years to focus on his next entrepreneurial venture and to spend time with his family. Ackil continues a member of its board and as an investor.
"It has been a tremendous ride since I opened our first restaurant almost 15 years ago with my best friend Jon. We watched our vision grow to almost 70 locations and we made an impact across so many communities with so many of our employees and their families," said Ackil. "...Chris is the right person to bring our company to its next level and was my very first choice to succeed me as CEO. I know he will maintain the company's vision and build on its authentic roots and the unique culture we've established over the years."
As a seasoned industry veteran, Fuqua will bring a strong strategic vision and operational background to the company as it continues to expand in new and existing markets.
"Since joining the company's board, I have felt the passion our people have for great tasting, locally sourced food that makes you feel good and I have witnessed the impact our mission has on so many communities. I am both humbled and incredibly enthusiastic to lead the company, scale this amazing, authentic culture and implement new ideas as we continue to expand," said Fuqua. "The future for B.GOOD is incredibly bright and I look forward to leading us through the next phase of growth."