BOSTON — Chris Fuqua, a former executive at Dunkin’ Brands Group, has been tapped to lead fast-casual restaurant chain B.GOOD as chief executive officer. Founded in 2003, the Boston-based operator serves locally sourced burgers, bowls, salads and smoothies at 70 locations across the United States, Canada, Switzerland and Germany.
During his eight years at Dunkin’ Brands, Mr. Fuqua held various leadership roles in marketing, operations, supply chain and strategy. He succeeds B.GOOD co-founder Anthony Ackil, who is stepping down as c.e.o. to pursue his next entrepreneurial venture. Mr. Ackil will remain a member of the board of directors and a continued investor of the company.
“It has been a tremendous ride since I opened our first restaurant almost 15 years ago with my best friend Jon,” Mr. Ackil said. “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. It is an amazing feeling and I am so proud of what we have accomplished. But it is time for me to pass the torch to Chris, who I know will bring great energy and life to our business. Chris is the right person to bring our company to its next level and was my very first choice to succeed me as c.e.o. 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. Chris will put his own stamp on B.GOOD, and I know he will take us to amazing new heights. I can’t wait to see how our little company continues to grow.”