Restaurant industry veteran Tim Casey has been named president and CEO of Rego Restaurant Group — the fast-casual restaurant company that includes Quiznos and Taco Del Mar.

Casey previously served as president and CEO of PepperJax Grill and as president of QDOBA Mexican Grill. Earlier in his career, he was a vice president at Starbucks Coffee Company.

Casey joins Rego Restaurant Group during a time when its owners, High Bluff Capital Partners, continue to explore growth through acquisition. “We also continue to see considerable potential to further expand our platform through the acquisition of additional brands that will benefit from our targeted investment approach and integration strategy,” said Anand Gowda, executive chairman of Rego Restaurant Group and managing partner of High Bluff Capital Partners.

High Bluff Capital Partners is a San Diego-based private investment firm specializing in consumer-facing companies and brands, including restaurants.