Quiznos Honors Five Franchise Owners Nationwide with Newly Launched Brand Leadership Awards
Rick Staley of Houston, Texas Honored with Quiznos 2007 Hall of Fame Award
Staley, Futch, Miller, Patel, White and Hamama Selected on Ability to Implement Company's Go Forward Plan for Franchise Owner Profitability and Brand Success
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Quiznos today announced the recipients of the newly launched 2007 Quiznos Brand Leadership Awards to Franchise Owners. Rick Staley of Houston, Texas was honored with the coveted Hall of Fame Award. Darryl Futch, Jerry Miller, Tushar Patel, Ron White and Basil Hamama were recognized with Quiznos 2007 Brand Leadership Awards. These Franchise Owners were chosen for their ability to implement the company's Go Forward Plan for Franchise Owner profitability and brand success.
"When Franchise Owners win, we all win," said Greg Brenneman, President and CEO of Quiznos. "We are honoring the hard work, passion and dedication of a selected few from across the nation who have witnessed next-level success through implementation of the Quiznos Go Forward Plan. As our Franchise Owners continue to focus on delivering outstanding customer experience to our guests, we will continue to see increasing sales and incremental successes across the chain. Congratulations to all of our award winners."
A newly introduced annual recognition program for Franchise Owners, the Quiznos Brand Leadership Awards are based upon the business initiatives described in the company's Go Forward Plan.
Introduced by Greg Brenneman, the plan outlines key areas to drive next-level strategic growth for Franchise Owner profitability, including: Grow Profitably, Fund the Future, Excite the Consumer and Working Together.
The winners of the 2007 Quiznos Brand Leadership Awards are:
Quiznos 2007 Hall of Fame Winner (Sponsored by Keystone Foods)
Rick Staley; Houston, Texas
Grow Profitably (Sponsored by Pepsico Food Service)
Darryl Futch and Jerry Miller; Jacksonville, Fla.
Fund the Future (Sponsored by Simeus Foods)
Tushar Patel; Boston, Mass.
Excite the Consumer (Sponsored by Stampede Meats)
Ron White; Atlanta, Ga.
Working Together (Sponsored by FreshPoint)
Basil Hamama; San Diego, Calif.
"Congratulations to Rick, Darryl, Jerry, Tushar, Ron and Basil. They have done a great job building the Quiznos brand and we are proud to be on their team," continued Mr. Brenneman. "Our Quiznos team, vendor partners, Franchise Owners and restaurant support center staff are all inspired by these Franchise Owner accomplishments.
"I also want to recognize our vendor partners who have participated in our recognition program; Pepsico Food Service, Simeus Foods, Stampede Meats, FreshPoint and Keystone Foods. Thank you for your service and dedication to Quiznos."
Celebrating its 26th year, Denver-based Quiznos is a national chain designed for today's busy consumers who are looking for a tasty, fresher alternative to traditional fast food restaurants. Using only premium quality real ingredients, Quiznos restaurants offer creative, chef-inspired recipes for sandwiches, soups and salads. With more than 5,000 franchise restaurants, Quiznos is one of the fastest growing quick service restaurant chains.
In October 2007, Quiznos was named as leading the QSR industry in wait time performance by the Mystery Shopping Providers Association's (MSPA) 2007 Wait Time Study. In May 2007, Zagat's consumer surveys listed Quiznos in top 5 for Top Food, Top Facilities, Top Service and Top Overall, ahead of its direct competitors. In June 2006, Nation's Restaurant News ranked Quiznos in its Top 100 Restaurant Chains as the #1 restaurant chain in growth in number of units--five years in a row. Entrepreneur magazine in January, 2006 ranked Quiznos in its annual Top Franchise 500 as the #2 Best Overall Franchise and QSR magazine ranked the chain in its Top 50 Chains in August, 2005 as #3 by change in system-wide sales.