San Diego-based Rego Restaurant Group, a newly formed subsidiary of local private investment firm High Bluff Capital Partners, has named Tim Casey as CEO. Casey will replace Gerry Lopez, who served as CEO and chairman on behalf of High Bluff Capital, according to a news release.

Casey previously served as president and CEO of PepperJax Grill and as president of Qdoba Mexican Grill. Prior to that, he was vice president at Starbucks Coffee Co.

Among other responsibilities, Casey will aid in growing the company’s portfolio as it eyes additional acquisition opportunities. He will also oversee the revitalization of the company's two existing brands: Quiznos and Taco Del Mar.