December 14, 2007 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO – Jack in the Box Inc., operator and franchisor of Jack in the Box® restaurants, honored its franchise community at the company's annual franchise performance awards ceremony that was held last week at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.
Awards were presented to franchisees that excelled in four categories: sales volume; percentage sales increase; food-safety performance; and Voice of the Customer (VOC) performance. VOC is a consumer-research tool through which randomly selected guests can rate their Jack in the Box dining experience. The following franchisees went home with the gold:
Highest Sales Volume
Best Percentage Sales Increase
Highest Food-Safety Performance
One to four restaurants: Tony Romley and Sue Townsend
Five to nine restaurants: Mike Gribble
10 to 19 restaurants: Adam Gonzales
20 or more restaurants: Abe Alizadeh
Highest VOC Performance
One to four restaurants: Lee Su
Five to nine restaurants: David Beshay
10 to 19 restaurants: Nasir Farooqi
20 or more restaurants: Irfan Ahmad
Jack in the Box Inc. (NYSE: JBX), based in San Diego, is a restaurant company that operates and franchises Jack in the Box® restaurants, one of the nation's largest hamburger chains, with more than 2,100 restaurants in 18 states. The company also operates a proprietary chain of convenience stores called Quick Stuff®, with 60 locations, each built adjacent to a full-size Jack in the Box restaurant and including a major-brand fuel station. Additionally, through a wholly owned subsidiary the company operates and franchises Qdoba Mexican Grill®, a leader in fast-casual dining, with more than 400 restaurants in 39 states.