REGO Restaurant Group has announced that Tom Kurikoff will take on the CFO position at the company after he left the same role at TGI Fridays.
Kurrikoff has also worked at Pizza Hut Inc. and Burger King Corp. and so joins the fast-casual restaurant platform, which includes Quiznos and Taco Del Mar, with a strong background in the industry.
REGO’s CEO, Tim Casey, said of the appointment: “As we look to expand our brand portfolio through strategic acquisitions, as well as continue to leverage our centers of excellence across the business, Tom brings a tremendous amount of experience.
“As a highly qualified senior executive with progressive finance and operations experience in multi-unit retail businesses, Tom will play a critical role in resurrecting and transforming our current and future brands.”
In the CFO role at TGI Fridays, Kurrikoff led the sale of the company, completed three debt financings, transitioned the operating model to asset light and refranchised over 300 company stores.
He said: “I am excited to join REGO and whole-heartedly embrace its business model. I look forward to working with multiple brands across a growing portfolio alongside a collaborative, hands-on management team with a keen entrepreneurial spirit.”
Based in Denver, Colorado, REGO Restaurant Group is a fast-casual restaurant platform backed by High Bluff Capital Partners.