Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Hires Michael Mabry as Chief Development Officer; Announces Key Additions to Leadership Team

FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/chiefdevelopmentofficer?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#chiefdevelopmentofficerlt;/agt;–Fuzzy’s
Taco Shop
, the award-winning, fast casual Baja-style Mexican
restaurant, has rounded out its leadership team with industry veteran Michael
as the company’s first Chief Development Officer. In this new
role, Mabry will lead franchise development while streamlining the real
estate and construction processes. Prior to joining Fuzzy’s Taco Shop,
Mabry spent nearly a decade as President and Chief Operating Officer of
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries and Shakes headquartered in Plano, Texas.

“We’re fortunate to have Michael on our team and look forward to his
leadership as we continue to drive growth,” says Mel Knight, President
of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. “He brings experience across all aspects of our
business, and, more importantly, aligns with our passion and commitment
to putting the interests of our franchisees first.”

“Having been a longtime user of the brand, I am thrilled to join the
Fuzzy’s team,” says Mabry. “Along with being one of the
restaurant-industry’s fastest growing chains, we are focused on
providing the best service, support, and guidance to our current
franchisees and thoughtfully identifying new partners to grow the brand.”

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has been franchising since 2007 and now has more than
130 franchise locations in 16 states. While brand standards and menu
offerings are consistent across the brand, franchisees are encouraged to
allow their restaurants to reflect the character of the franchisee and
local community.

“Fuzzy’s has a cult following among our guests and team members, who
regularly refer to their local restaurants as ‘my Fuzzy’s.’ We’re going
to capture the special things that have made us successful and adapt
them into processes that can be easily replicated as we grow,” says

Mabry’s hiring completes the leadership team that has evolved over the
past four months with three additional executive appointments: Kevin
Vice President of Operations, a promotion for Rychel, a
three-year Fuzzy’s Taco Shop veteran; Samir Wattar, Vice
President of Supply Chain; and Laura Purser, Vice President of

“We’re excited to build the team in a way that aligns with our steadfast
vision to support our franchisees, their team members, and Fuzzy’s
passionate guests,” says Knight.

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About Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Founded in 2003 near the Texas Christian University campus in Fort
Worth, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop® is a fast-casual restaurant serving Mexican
favorites with a splash of Baja. The laid-back atmosphere pairs
perfectly with signature Baja-style tacos, famous chips and queso, and
icy-cold beverages always served at a chill price. With nearly 150
corporate-owned and franchise locations in 16 states, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
was named to Nation’s Restaurant News’ “Fastest Growing Chains”
of 2018, as well as QSR magazine’s Top 6 “Best Franchise Deals by
Franchisee Satisfaction” and Franchise Business Review’s “Top
Franchises” list.


Renee Cossman