Food industry veteran Thomas Harper has joined REGO Restaurant Group—the fast-casual restaurant platform backed by High Bluff Capital Partners that currently includes Quiznos and Taco Del Mar—as Vice President of International Development.
The international footprint of REGO’s portfolio includes more than 200 stores throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Prior to REGO, Harper served as Director of Operations for the North American and Canadian markets for the Franchise World Headquarters, dba Subway. Previously, he was the owner and operator of a consulting firm, Tandem Ventures, of Honolulu, HI, where he provided consulting services in restaurant operations, marketing, logistics and the development of quick-service brands. Earlier in his career, Harper was a Managing Director at Yum! Restaurants International where he worked with a portfolio of brands including Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco Bell, A&W and Long John Silver’s.
“Tom’s breadth and depth of industry expertise combined with his experience working across a multi-brand platform is a critical asset as we look to grow both domestically and internationally,” says Mark Lohmann, Chief Brand Officer of REGO Restaurant Group. “As we deepen our centers of excellence, our priority is to add talent accordingly.”
“I am very excited and humbled to be joining such an elite team of executives here at REGO Restaurant Group,” adds Harper. “As a proud customer of the Quiznos and Taco Del Mar brands, I look forward to being a part of the team that helps to grow these brands across all global markets.”
REGO recently launched a new program to actively expand the international footprint of both Quiznos and Taco Del Mar.