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Sweetgreen Appoints Former Starbucks Executive to Fill COO Post

Chris Carr is the new chief operating officer for sweetgreen.

Carr comes to sweetgreen from Starbucks, where he served as executive vice president and chief procurement officer. As the EVP, Licensed Stores Americas, he was responsible for the strategic planning, annual operations, market planning and sales for 6,500 licensed stores. As EVP U.S. retail stores, Carr was accountable for the brand and customer experience across 13,000 company-operated and licensed retail stores.

Prior to Starbucks, Carr spent the majority of his career with ExxonMobil, where he developed and implemented retail operational strategies for its Global Fuels Marketing downstream businesses.