Inspire Brands announced Monday that Tim Casey will join R Taco as brand head.

Previously, Casey served as president of Qdoba Restaurant Corporation as well as president and Chief Executive Officer of MFOC Holdco, Inc., the parent company of the Mrs. Fields brand and TCBY. He has also held leadership positions with Starbucks, International Coffee & Tea, Circle K, and Southland Corporation.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Tim to the Inspire team,” says Paul Brown, chief executive officer of Inspire. “R Taco is an exciting restaurant concept, and Tim’s expertise is a great fit to help propel further growth.”

Casey will report to Christian Charnaux, who recently joined Inspire in the newly created role of Chief Growth Officer. Charnaux previously served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance for Hilton. He will be responsible for leading growth opportunities across the enterprise.

Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes more than 4,600 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, and R Taco locations worldwide. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Atlanta.

In March, R Taco, announced the recent openings of two new locations in Beaumont, Texas and Murphy, Texas.

R Taco has 26 company-owned and franchised locations serving street-style tacos across the U.S. R Taco features a welcoming atmosphere with quirky décor, bold colors, an open ceiling and open kitchen, with natural and industrial lighting. Service is provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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