Johnny Rockets, home of the Original Hamburger, has appointed John Fuller as president and chief executive officer and Tim Hackbardt as senior vice president of marketing of the 23-year old international restaurant chain. Fuller joined the company in 2008 as chief financial officer and will lead the company’s widespread expansion effort, including domestic and international franchise growth and the implementation of newly designed store concepts. Hackbardt, a veteran of the restaurant industry, will focus on consumer research, new media and product development in 2010.
Fuller, who has managed business finances in restaurant companies such as Rubio’s, Del Taco and CKE Restaurants, said that he looks forward to building upon the Company’s current growth and to enhancing the Johnny Rockets experience for guests, employees and Franchise Owners, around the world.
“My vision is to embrace our customer-service-focused model that recognizes and addresses every level of customer within the organization, from the top down, and to bring greater market penetration by delivering the right Johnny Rockets concepts in the right locations,” said John Fuller, CEO of Johnny Rockets. “It’s an exciting time at Johnny Rockets and our team is committed to providing greater support for current franchise partners while developing a variety of opportunities for future ones,” he added.