Worry gave way to hope for Leyton Orient fans five years ago this week when the club was sold to new owners.

Leyton Orient has officially been sold to long-life Orient fan Nigel Travis, the club has confirmed.

Travis, the CEO of Dunkin' Brands at Baskin-Robbins LLC, will head a business consortium Eagle Investments 2017 and serve as chairman.

Orient's other directors will include principal investor Kent Teague.

In the interim, Marshall Taylor, a local businessman and long-time Orient fan, will serve as interim chief executive until a permanent one is put in place.

Travis told the club website: "I have been a passionate Leyton Orient supporter for my entire life and feel a great sense of responsibility to the players, the staff, the fans and the community.

"We have challenges in front of us, and I am not under-estimating those. However, over the long-term, we believe we can return the club to the Football League."

The deal, of which the details are confidential, is not associated with the Dunkin' Brands, the parent company of Baskin Robbins and Dunkin' Donuts.

In the past, Travis has served as the executive vice president at Papa Johns International and was the senior vice president and human resource in charge at Burger King.

He received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the Middlesex University in 2001.

Italian Francesco Becchetti put the club up for sale back in January and the O's have faced a turbulent few months.

They were handed a winding-up petition in March over an unpaid tax bill believed to be around £125,000 to £250,000.

Becchetti has since paid the bill and also paid off the petitioning creditors ahead of a court date last week.

The Baskin Robbins CEO has been reported as interested in the club for a number of months and it appears there is now light at the end of the tunnel for the O's faithful.

Season tickets will go on sale soon and will be priced to reflect the National League status, the club website stated.

A fan event is also planned before the start of the new season.