Former Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. and McDonald’s executive John Dawson has been named president and chief executive of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf chain, effective Jan. 1, the company said Wednesday. Dawson will replace Mel Elias, who will assume a position on the Los Angeles-based company’s board. Elias has been president and CEO since 2008, and has been with the company since it opened its first franchise locations in Singapore in 1996. Dawson has held various positions ...

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