As part of its strategy for nationwide expansion, Beans & Brews Coffeehouse is fortifying its executive team to enhance growth and franchise support with the appointment of Chad Gretzema as its Chief Executive Officer.

With nearly three decades of multi-unit food and beverage leadership experience, Gretzema brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the Beans & Brews team. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Brand President of Del Taco, where he led 600 franchise and company restaurants. During his tenure with Del Taco, he served in various leadership roles including SVP of Strategic Planning and Chief Operating Officer as the brand logged 32 consecutive quarters of franchise same-store sales growth.

 Jeff and Kevin Laramie, co-founders of Beans & Brews Coffeehouse, expressed their enthusiasm about Gretzema’s ability to lead the company in this next chapter of growth. 

“The journey with Beans & Brews has been the greatest of our lives. Over the years, we have seen our company evolve, innovate, and grow — achieving milestones that we could have only dreamed of when we first embarked on this adventure,” said Jeff Laramie, former CEO. “We believe that with Chad at the helm, the company is poised to achieve even greater heights. His passion for building brands and supporting franchisees along with his proven track record of success make him the perfect fit for our brand.”

 “I couldn’t be more excited to join Beans & Brews Coffeehouse as we accelerate growth,” Gretzema said. “Jeff and Kevin Laramie have built a special brand that resonates deeply with its communities and amazing teams in the restaurants.