Yogurtland Chief Executive Phillip Chang, founder of the Irvine-based self-serve yogurt chain, is relinquishing his head honcho post to concentrate on religious charity work.
Chief Operating Officer Huntley Castner, who joined Yogurtland in 2011 from Panda Express parent Panda Restaurant Group, will step into Chang's shoes.
In a statement, Yogurtland said Chang recently turned 50 and sought to "expand and deepen his focus on Christian mission activities."
Chang founded Yogurtland in 2006. He said in the statement that he will remain "involved in setting strategy, vision and culture" at Yogurtland.
The company said it has grown more than 160% in three years to 263 locations – 77 of them opened in the last year. An additional 100 units are in development, according to Yogurtland.