Karen Eadon

President & COO

Farmer Boys

Karen Eadon is a seasoned executive with over 40 years of hands-on experience and success with leading retail restaurant chains and consumer packaged goods brands. She has a track record of success in business revitalization, brand building and strategy innovation.
Karen is currently President and Chief Operating officer for Farmer Boys Food, a 95 unit farm-to-table fast casual restaurant concept with locations in California and Nevada.
Karen’s extensive background has focused on the marketing discipline. Earlier in her career, Karen was Vice President of Marketing for Mimi’s Café, a French-inspired neighborhood bistro casual dining concept; Senior Vice President/ Chief Marketing Officer for El Pollo Loco, the leading quick service restaurant chain featuring flame-grilled Mexican chicken; Vice President of U. S. Marketing for McDonalds Corp. where she led menu development; Senior Vice President of Marketing for Applebee’s and Vice President of Retail Marketing for ARCO Products Company, where she oversaw ARCO gas stations, ampm convenience stores and SmogPros garage services. She has also held several senior executive positions in both Operations and Marketing for Taco Bell.
In 2019, Ms. Eadon was named one of the top 25 executives in the Fast Casual restaurant segment. She received her BA from University of Illinois, Urbana and her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.