The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Appoints Aidan Hay


The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Appoints Aidan Hay The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Appoints Aidan HayThe Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, Southern California’s homegrown specialty coffee and tea retailer for over 50 years, is pleased to announce the appointment of Aidan Hay to the position of Senior Vice President of Retail Operations. Known for its acquisition of strong leaders in the food and beverage industry, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® continues to keep up its distinguished hiring reputation with Aidan’s addition to the team.

Moving on from his most recent role as CEO & Director of Brotzeit®, the world’s leading German franchised restaurant casual dining concept, Aidan will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling all activities of company-owned domestic operations.  In his past experience as Vice President of Global Operations for YUM BRANDS INC., Aidan demonstrated his ability to provide day-to-day leadership and management that will now be drawn upon to execute the mission and core values of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®. His overall presence and maturity gained throughout the years in the industry will inspire company team members and provide guests with a Total Quality Experience – quality of service, product and environment.

“We have earned a loyal and devoted following by not only offering our guests a welcoming store environment and premium products, but also by providing top of the line customer service. Aidan will continue to uphold our core values through building and leading a strong team that continues to have hands-on interactions with guests in the community. The knowledge gained from our guests ultimately contribute to the high standards we place on the company and achieving a Total Quality Experience at all The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® locations,” said John Fuller, President & Chief Executive Officer.

About The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® 

Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is the oldest and largest privately-held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States. Embodying a passion for connecting loyal guests to one another with carefully handcrafted products, the company is known for sourcing and providing the finest ingredients and flavors from around the world. For over 50 years, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has demonstrated a passion for product innovation epitomized by The Original Ice Blended® drink. The company has grown to be an international icon and currently has over 1,050 stores in 30 countries. Please visit for more information.