J&J Snack Foods Corp. appointed Dan Fachner chief executive officer, effective May 11.
Fachner has served as president since May 2020. Former CEO Gerald “Gerry” B. Shreiber will remain chairman of the board.
“Through the discipline, leadership and vision of Gerry Shreiber, J&J Snack Foods transformed from a small local soft pretzel bakery to the multifaceted billion-dollar public company it is today,” Fachner said in a prepared statement. “Gerry’s imprint on our employees, customers, consumers and shareholders is indelible, and his story remains one of the most captivating and inspiring in American business. It is a great privilege to lead this remarkable company, which Gerry built brick by brick from its humble foundation.”
J&J Snack Foods has been around for 50 years and is best known for its Superpretzel, the No. 1 soft pretzel brand in the world, as well as its Icee and Slush Puppie frozen beverages, and Luigi’s Real Italian Ice.