Fast-casual restaurant chain Farmer Boys promoted David Wetzel to president and chief operating officer from senior vice president of operations. He replaces Karen Eadon, who has retired after six years with the company.
In his new role Wetzel assumes responsibility for driving overall brand strategy, corporate and franchise development, and restaurant performance. Wetzel joined the Farmer Boys team in January 2020. His background includes executive roles at Del Taco Restaurants, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, El Pollo Loco and Taco Bell.
As part of a career that spanned more than 40 years, Eadon joined Farmer Boys in 2014 as chief marketing officer. Eadon was promoted to Farmer Boys’ president and COO in 2015. Under her leadership, Farmer Boys opened 12 new restaurants and undertook a systemwide restaurant remodeling program, per a company release.