Fazoli’s Announces 2016 Award Recipients
During our annual conference in Cancun, Mexico on October 24-25, 2016, we recognized some very important members of the Fazoli’s team! While each Fazoli’s franchisee, manager, and staff member is equally as important and valuable, we wanted to honor those who have gone above and beyond.
For those of you who couldn’t be there with us at our conference, we want to share the great news with you! Let’s take a look at who received awards this year:
Franchisee of the Year
We are pleased to announce Bob Sirkis as the recipient of our Franchisee of the Year award! Bob is the current owner of the Fazoli’s in Valdosta, Georgia, and his hard work and dedication led to a 7.8 percent sales growth. Additionally, this location experienced an annual guest increase of 8.4 percent!
To give you some background, Bob and his wife Kendall have been Fazoli’s franchise partners for the past 15 years. Prior to taking on the role of a franchisee, was the vice president of a new concept development at our founding parent company in the 1980s, and we are extremely grateful that his career path led him to us. In the last five years alone, he has been able to increase his restaurant’s sales by over 50 percent, and just earlier this year he received the honor of being named one of CNBC’s 50 Big Franchise Success Stories. Be on the lookout for a new Fazoli’s in Dothan, Alabama next year, which will also be led by Bob!
Corporate and Franchise General Managers of the Year
During this year’s conference, Kim Fraser, who is our senior general manager of company-owned Edwardsville, IL was recognized for her ability to consistently deliver strong sales results.
Jonathan Earl of FazWest, LLC in Missouri, was also recognized in this category, specifically for his contributions to one of our top-performing franchised restaurants. Additionally, Jonathan also received this honor due to his success in growing revenue through both drive-thru and off-premise catering sales.
Supplier of the Year
We could not close out our award ceremony without also recognizing our Supplier of the Year, and this year, the recipient was Tyson Foods. Tyson Foods has been behind Fazoli’s for more than 20 years, and we are grateful for their help in improving our overall operations and providing outstanding customer service.
We at Fazoli’s understand that a brand needs a great team of people in order to achieve success, and we’re very thankful for all of the individuals who work both in front of and behind the scenes to make our restaurants as successful as they are today. Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners, and thank you to all of our other team members for everything that you do!
Click here to view the full press release on our 2016 award recipients.
If you’re interested in becoming the next member of the Fazoli’s team, we’d love to hear from you! To learn more about our current franchise opportunities, contact Sam Nelson at 1-800-446-4368 or fill out our information request form online.
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