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Pizza Hut Franchisee Hires Former Chipotle Executive for CEO Role

Former Chipotle executive Jason Cochran has joined American West Restaurant Group as chief executive officer. AWRG is a large Pizza Hut franchisee.

AWRG Jason Cochran

Cochran spent the past four years serving as Chipotle’s vice president of operations. His career also includes 14 years with GameStop, where Cochran served in a variety of leadership positions.

AWRG operates 272 Pizza Hut restaurants in greater Los Angeles across five contiguous counties: central Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, North Orange County, and metropolitan Salt Lake City