As Rego plans aggressive growth, Grundmeier is third top-level hire
The parent of Quiznos and Taco Del Mar has named Eric Grundmeier Rego chief supply officer. Rego Restaurant Group acquired both fast-casual chains last year and is backed by High Bluff Capital Partners. The appointment of chief supply officer follows Rego naming Tim Casey to lead the company as chief executive. Additionally, Rego named Mark Lohmann as chief brand officer and he’ll oversee the continued transformation of Quiznos.
In February, Rego Executive Chairman Anand Gowda suggested Rego Restaurant Group would acquire additional restaurant brands to continue growing the company.
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New Rego chief supply officer expected to have big impact at Quiznos, Taco Del Mar
Previously, Grundmeier served as vice president of Supply Chain and Quality Assurance (QA) for PepperJax Grill. Also, he held the position of senior vice president of Manufacturing and Supply Chain for Einstein Noah Restaurant Group. Earlier in his corporate restaurant career, Grundmeier worked for Qdoba Mexican Eats, building the Supply Chain and QA teams as the fast-casual chain grew from 23 units to 629 units.
Consequently, Grundmeier is expected to have a significant impact on strengthening the supply chain apparatus for Quiznos and Taco Del Mar.
Added Casey, “Eric brings a wealth of experience across the supply chain spectrum, understands the unique challenges facing individual brands and, perhaps most importantly, has a deep appreciation of being part of a change-oriented culture.”
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