Michael Vogel has been named vice president of franchise sales for Del Taco, effective immediately.  In his new role, Vogel oversees franchise sales and market planning for the nation’s No. 2 Mexican quick-serve chain.

Reporting to Del Taco's chief development officer Jim Lyons, Vogel directs a team responsible for franchise recruitment, development, market planning, and meeting the company's goals for new franchise restaurant openings.

"Michael's an innovative, passionate leader driven to produce measurable results," says Jim Lyons, Del Taco COOand chief development officer. "In his new role, he'll be able to utilize his ability to match the best Del Taco new franchise restaurant locations with franchise candidates who are the best fit for our brand."

Vogel joined Del Taco five years ago as director of franchise sales. Prior to joining the company, he was a director of franchise sales for Quiznos and a director of franchise development for International Dairy Queen. 

He has been recognized as a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives, which is the academic branch of the International Franchise Association. He also is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Denise Lee Yohn: QSR's Marketing Guru, News, Operations, Del Taco