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2013 – BRAND OF THE YEAR
Awarded to Fazoli’s by Fast Casual.com

  • ”Executive of the Year” – American Business Awards
  • #2 National fast-food chains – Zagat Fast Food Survey
  • Workplace Innovation Award – University of Kentucky
  • Golden Chain Award Nominee – NRA

2014 – #1 MOVERS & SHAKERS (PEOPLE)
Awarded to President & CEO Carl T. Howard by Fast Casual

  • #3 Top 100 Movers & Shakers (Brands) – Fast Casual.com
  • Silver Stevie/Company of the Year – American Business Awards
  • Zagat Rankings: Large National Fast Food Restaurant Companies: Fazoli’s No. 2

2015 – INNOVATION AWARD – MARKETING/SERVICE
Awarded to Fazoli’s by COEX

  • Top 100 Movers & Shakers #21 – Fast Casual.com
  • New York Post – 5 Fast Casual Concepts to become the next Chipotle: Fazoli’s Ranked NO. 1

2016 – COMPANY OF THE YEAR (Food & Beverage)
Gold Stevie awarded American Business Awards

  • Top 100 Movers & Shakers Ranked #13 – Fast Casual.com
  • COEX Innovation Award in Marketing/Service

2017 – TOP 50 FRANCHISES
Awarded to Fazoli’s by Franchise Business Review

  • Carl Howard – Best Leaders of 2017 – Franchise Business Review
  • Bronze Stevie/Company of the Year – Food & Beverage – ABA
  • Bronze Stevie/Company of the Year – Hospitality & Leisure – ABA
  • Carl Howard – 2017 Power List – Nation’s Restaurant News
  • Top 100 Movers and Shakers – Ranked No. 25 – FastCasual.com
  • Restaurant Neighbor Awards (Kentucky) – National Restaurant Association

2018 – #2 – TOP 10 CHAINS – FRANCHISE UNIT GROWTH
Nation’s Restaurant News

  • Human Resources Team of the Year – American Business Awards
  • Movers & Shakers (Brands) – Fast Casual.com
  • Nation’s Restaurant News – Top 200 List – Ranked No. 166
  • Nation’s Restaurant News – Top 10 Chains Leading in Franchise Growth – Ranked No. 2
  • Nation’s Restaurant News – Reader’s Choice Best Restaurant CEOs – Carl Howard

2019 – BEST HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
Gold Stevie awarded by American Business Awards

  • Entrepreneur Magazine – Franchise 500 – Ranked No. 252 Overall
  • Entrepreneur Magazine – Franchise 500 – Ranked No. 4 Miscellaneous QSR
  • Food & Wine Magazine – Best Fast Food in Every State – Kentucky
  • Fast Casual – Top 100 Movers and Shakers – Ranked No. 38
  • Nation’s Restaurant News – Top 200 List – Ranked No. 164
  • Gold Stevie Award – Company of the Year – Food and Beverage – American Business Awards 2019
  • Gold Stevie Award – Achievement in Management – Carl Howard – American Business Awards 2019
  • Franchise Business Review – Top 200 Multi-Unit Franchises of 2019
  • National Restaurant Association – Restaurant Neighbor Awards (Kentucky state winner)
  • Punchh Client MVP Award
  • Flavor & The Menu “Best of Flavor 2019”

2020 – FRANCHISE BUSINESS REVIEW
TOP FRANCHISES | SATISFACTION AWARD

  • Fast Casual & Steritech – Award of Excellence in Food Safety
  • Fast Casual – Top 100 Movers & Shakers – Top 25 Executives: Carl Howard
  • Fast Casual – Top 100 Movers & Shakers – Top 75 Brands: Fazoli’s Ranked No. 31
  • Gold Stevie Award – Achievement in Management (Food & Beverage) – Carl Howard
  • Gold Stevie Award – Company of the Year (Food & Beverage: Large)
  • Gold Stevie Award – Human Resources Team of the Year
  • Franchise Business Review – Top Franchises – Satisfaction Award 2020
  • Nation’s Restaurant News –Most Influential Restaurant CEOs – Carl Howard

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