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Coffeehouse chain Aroma Joe’s promotes Dave Tucci to president and eliminates CEO position

Outgoing chief executive Loren Goodridge will remain an advisor and focus on development

Aroma Joe’s, a 114-unit coffeehouse chain based in Scarborough, Maine, has restructured its management, giving chief operating officer Dave Tucci the additional role of president. CEO Loren Goodridge, who is also a franchisee of 11 locations and a shareholder in the parent company, will transition out of that role and focus on the chain’s development. The company said he is now a “managing member” of the board.

It said the CEO position would remain vacant.

“Working with the founders of Aroma Joe’s to build and expand this brand for the past 12 years — and reach the amazing milestone of 100 locations in 2023 — has been an amazing accomplishment,” Goodridge in a press release. “The brand truly spreads positivity in every community and I look forward to being a continued part of this growth.”

Tucci joined Aroma Joe’s in January 2021 as director of franchise development and operations and was promoted to COO a year later.

Previously he was a development agent for Firehouse Subs in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island.

“This is an exciting time at Aroma Joe’s Franchising as we position ourselves for our next phase of growth,” Tucci said in a release announcing his appointment. “Over the last year of shadowing Loren, I’ve learned from the best and am ready to chart a path of continued future expansion.”

Aroma Joe’s was founded in East Rochester, N.H., in 2000 and operates in Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.

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