With the hiring of restaurant industry veteran Michael Mabry to serve as its first-ever chief development officer, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop capped off an active four-month period spent rounding out its leadership team. During that time, Fuzzy’s also promoted Kevin Rychel to serve as vice president of operations and appointed Samir Wattar and Laura Purser to serve as vice president of supply chain and vice president of marketing, respectively.

In this new role, Mabry will lead franchise development while streamlining the real estate and construction processes. Prior to joining Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Mabry spent nearly a decade as president and chief operating officer of MOOYAH Burgers, Fries and Shakes.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop began franchising in 2007 and has more than 150 corporate and franchised locations in 16 states.