Taco John's president Sims adds CEO title

Taco John's president Sims adds CEO title

CHEYENNE Wyo. Taco John's International has appointed president Barry Sims to the additional role of chief executive. He replaces Paul Fisherkeller, who is retiring after 10 years of leading the operator or franchisor of more than 425 namesake restaurants.

Sims, who was promoted to president earlier this year, will lead the quick-service chain’s growth initiatives, including physical upgrades to its stores to reflect Taco John’s “West-Mex” branding program.

Sims, 51, joined Taco John's in 1986 and has served in various capacities, including executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Privately owned Taco John's operates in 25 states.