Orange County Business Journal

Johnny Rockets Hires CFO

Kari Hamanaka Monday, December 16, 2013

Aliso Viejo-based American diner-themed restaurant operator Johnny Rockets Restaurant Group Inc. announced the hiring of a chief financial officer.

Chad Hope comes to the company after serving as head of finance at FSC Franchise Co. LLC in Florida, which has $210 million in revenue from locations of the Beef 'O' Brady's Family Sports Pubs and Brass Tap Craft Beer and Wine Bars concepts chains.

Hope replaces Gary Campanaro, who joined the company in the summer from Costa Mesa-based grilled chicken chain El Pollo Loco Inc.

The company also recently hired a Chief Development Officer James Walker as its new head of U.S. franchising.

Johnny Rockets has more than 300 restaurants globally, and is adding locations in the U.S. and overseas.

The chain was sold in the summer to an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Inc. in Boca Raton, Fla. on undisclosed terms.