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Torchy’s CEO Retires

GJ Hart has retired from his post as CEO for Torchy’s Tacos. Mike Rypka, the founder of Torchy’s, has assumed the CEO role on an interim basis.

Under Hart’s leadership, Torchy’s expanded its geographic footprint of 45 restaurants to its current 96 locations in 10 states, including opening 26 locations in 2020 and 2021 during the global pandemic.

Hart has spent decades in the restaurant industry, including leadership positions with California Pizza Kitchen and Texas Roadhouse.