Norman N. Habermann has been appointed to the board of directors of Salt Lake-based JB's Restaurants Inc.

Habermann is president of Scobrett Associates Inc., which is involved in venture capital and consulting activities. He replaces Thomas K. Welch, who is stepping down after four years on the board."We appreciate Tom's valuable service to the company and wish him success in his continued full-time commitment as president of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Bid Committee," said Don M. McComas, president.

Habermann was president of Restaurants Enterprises Group Inc. for seven years until last February. He also has served as the group executive in charge of W.R. Grace's restaurant operations, president of Collins Foods/Sizzler and Carrows Restaurants Inc. and in senior executive positions with Denny's and Kentucky Fried Chicken.

"We believe Norm will be a valuable addition to our group due to his extensive background and expertise in business in general, and the restaurant business specifically," said McComas.