Black Rock Coffee Bar names veteran Mark Davis as CEO

Black Rock Coffee Bar names veteran Mark Davis as CEO

August 18 - 2023

Coffee Geography Magazine

Black Rock Coffee Bar hires Mark D. Davis as its new Chief Executive Officer. Davis will leverage his track record in developing strategic business plans and implementing profit-building initiatives to continue establishing the emerging brand as a segment leader. 

The emerging coffee trendsetter currently operates more than 100 locations across the country—with more than 100 additional locations slated to open by 2026. 

"Black Rock is a massively popular brand with all the ingredients for success," said Davis. "There is a tremendous opportunity to further accelerate the company's growth through the development and execution of consistent processes and systems that will shine a spotlight on the organization's key differentiators, increase same-store sales, drive staff retention and establish industry-leading revenue margin based on system wide alignment and collaboration." 

Prior to joining Black Rock Coffee Bar, Davis was a key player in achieving exponential growth for multiple fast-casual concepts, including Bagel Brands, Panera Bread and Tokyo Joe's. In his role as CEO of Tokyo Joe's, the brand more than doubled its national footprint under his leadership.

"We're beyond excited to welcome Mark to our team, and we believe he will take the success we've already achieved to the next level," said Jeff Hernandez, co-founder and executive chairman of Black Rock Coffee Bar. "I have no doubt that Mark is going to rocket Black Rock from an emerging leader to full-blown nationwide sensation status. He's the true personification of our brand ethos: grit, growth, gratitude and grace; and we can't wait to see how he catapults us to the country's top coffee spot." 

Black Rock Coffee Bar is a national boutique coffee shop known for its premium roasted coffees, teas, smoothies and flavorful Fuel® energy drinks. Founded as a family-owned and operated business in Oregon in 2008, the coffee company now operates more than 100 retail locations in seven states, alongside a growing monthly coffee subscription service. Black Rock was named the Fastest Growing Private Company in Oregon and SW Washington in 2021 by the Portland Business Journal and ranked as one of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc. Magazine's 5000 Annual List in 2022.