DUBLIN, OHIO — Larry Mench has joined Tim Hortons USA as vice-president of U.S. operations.

Mr. Mench has more than 30 years of restaurant industry experience in the quick-serve and fast-casual categories. He most recently worked with an organization that operates multi Q.S.R. units. During his time with the organization, he led a team responsible for implementing new systems and controls across the restaurant concepts.

Among the roles held prior to his most recent position, Mr. Mench played a key leadership role in franchise development and operations with Five Guys Enterprises as the chain expanded throughout New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan. He also was director of operations with Zeppe’s, director of human resources and training with RTM Restaurant Group (the largest franchisee of Arby’s), and a business consultant with McDonald’s.

“Larry is a hands-on and passionate executive operations leader,” said Mike Meilleur, executive vice-president of Tim Hortons U.S. “He comes to us with a wealth of experience to draw upon in order to continue to grow the brand in the U.S.”