April 4/Business Wire/DENVER -- Quiznos today announced the appointment of Richard J. Emmett as executive vice president and chief legal officer, effective May 1. Emmett will report to Greg Brenneman, Quiznos CEO, president and partner.

"Rich brings a wealth of quick service management experience to Quiznos. His tenure at Papa John's, not only as a member of senior management, but also as a franchisee, will serve him well in promoting the growth and prosperity of all aspects of our business," said Brenneman.

Emmett will act as Quiznos principal legal counsel, responsible for overseeing Quiznos legal functions for both its U.S. and international franchise systems, including franchise regulatory matters, compliance, litigation, contracts and other agreements, as well as providing general counsel on company matters. Emmett follows Pat Meyers in the chief legal officer role. Meyers will continue to serve in a non-executive capacity as a Quiznos owner and director.

Prior to joining Quiznos, Emmett served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for Papa John's International, Inc. where he spent over 14 years. As senior vice president, he was involved in policy, strategic decision making and day-to-day administrative operations. As general counsel and secretary, he acted as Papa John's senior legal authority. Emmett started with Papa John's in 1992 as VP and senior counsel. Prior to joining Papa John's, Emmett was in private practice providing legal counsel and services to a variety of clients, including a number of restaurant and retail concepts.

"Quiznos is an exceptional premium brand and this is an exciting time to become a part of the Quiznos family," said Emmett. "I am thrilled at the opportunity to work with Greg and the high-caliber team he has assembled, and I look forward to working toward achieving Greg's goals of brand growth and increased profitability for the entire system."

From the April 9, 2007, Prepared Foods e-Flash