Denver-based QIP Holder LLC, owner of the Quiznos toasted submarine sandwich brand, announced that Kenneth Cutshaw, the former honorary consul of India in Atlanta, has been hired as the company’s new president of its international operations.

Mr. Cutshaw most recently was executive vice president and chief legal officer of Cajun Operating Co. in Atlanta where he was responsible for the global expansion of Church’s and Texas Chicken brands. He also served as chief compliance officer and president of the Cajun Funding Corp.

He is the most recently hired executive of the franchised restaurant, which was acquired last year by the hedge fund Avenue Capital Group.

In July, Stuart K. Mathis was appointed president and CEO. Mr. Mathis has served as a member of the International Franchise Association’s board of directors since 2007 and most recently served as president of the UPS Store network, a position that he held for 10 years.

“The international arena is one of our largest opportunities to grow the Quiznos brand,” Mr. Mathis said in the news release announcing Mr. Cutshaw’s appointment.

“We have recently linked new development deals in Brazil to build nearly 150 restaurants, unveiled new locations in Asuncion, Paraguay; Mumbai, India and Manila, Philippines, and opened our fifth restaurant in the Domincan Republic, which generated more than $26,000 in opening week sales,” he added.

Mr. Cutshaw, who served in the U.S. Commerce Department during the administrations of former presidents, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, has practiced international law in Atlanta and taught global business practices to graduate students at Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University.

He co-founded the Georgian American University in Tbilisi, Georgia, where he served as dean of the law school. He remains engaged with the university as provost for international strategies and programs. The university has a signed agreement with Clayton State University to cooperate on student and faculty exchanges.

India has opened a consulate general in India and began processing passports on Oct. 1. For more information about the consulate click here.