Alan Johnson was named president and CEO of Potbelly Corp., a Chicago-based sandwich chain. Johnson succeeds Michael Coyne, who has served as interim CEO. Coyne will continue to serve as the company's chief financial officer.
Johnson most recently served as a consultant but his background includes working as CEO of BevMo!, a specialty retailer of alcoholic beverages and related products. Johnson’s restaurant industry background includes serving as chief operations officer and CFO for PepsiCo’s Eastern Europe restaurant division and as international strategic planning director for Pizza Hut International. He was also COO of Regal Theaters, formerly known as Hoyts Cinemas, and senior vice president and general manager for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.