Oregon-based The Human Bean added its first chief operating officer, Scott Andersen, pictured below. The appointment is part of the coffee franchisor's restructuring as it gears up for significant growth in 2020. The chain plans to add 34 locations to its base of 97.
The drive-thru coffee franchise was founded in 1998 when it opened its first location in Ashland, Oregon. The Human Bean began franchising in 2002 and now has locations in 10 states, including California, Washington and Arizona.
“Scott joins The Human Bean during a pivotal time in the company’s maturity and with his vast leadership experience and proven track record in rapid growth and brand building, he’s exactly what we need to take The Human Bean into the future,” said Dan Hawkins, CEO/president and co-founder of The Human Bean, in a news release.
Andersen comes to The Human Bean most recently from The Learning Experience, a franchise academy of early education. Before The Learning Experience, Anderson was the CEO of a fast-casual chain Fresh Alternatives, LLC, where he lead strategy and planning for a large private equity group’s exit. Prior to that, Anderson held a variety of leadership and executive roles with The Wendy’s Company and as a multi-state Wendy’s franchisee with his family.
“I love helping franchisees grow and enhance their business, and I am thrilled to be a part of a strong team and growing brand. The Human Bean has a strong base of successful franchisees, a compelling value proposition for new franchisees, and a significant brand following with consumers asking for growth and expansion,” said Anderson in the news release.
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