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200-unit Pizza Hut group buys 27 Arby's

Matthew Slaine named CEO of newly formed Quality Restaurant Group

Quality Restaurant Group, a quick-service firm formed last year after buying more than 200 Pizza Hut locations, has acquired 27 Arby’s restaurants under newly tapped CEO Matthew Slaine.

The Raleigh, N.C.-based operator closed the Arby’s deal with Bentley-Miller Group this week for an undisclosed price. The Arby’s restaurants are in Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming and South Dakota. The restaurants will operate under the Quality Meats LLC division of QRG.

The Arby’s locations will be run by Jon Bentley, director of operations. Bentley will report to Slaine, who was named the company's first CEO in August. He was previously the CEO of marketing services company, Progressive Business Media.

“Slaine will focus on building corporate leadership, culture, strategy, system integration and franchisor relationships for the brands in the portfolio," the company said in a statement.

He will also oversee operations, financial reporting and human resources at the company, which employs about 5,000 workers.

“As a hospitality driven organization dedicated to our communities, my first priority will be to ensure a positive guest experience by continuing to build a world class team,” Slaine said in a statement.  

QRG’s Pizza Hut restaurants are in various Midwest and East Coast markets including Chicago, Indianapolis and South Bend, Ind., Baltimore and Pittsburgh. GenRock Capital Management is the majority owner of QRG. 

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