Denver--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Quiznos, one of the nation's premier quick service restaurant chains and pioneer of the toasted sandwich, today announced that the second-annual Hall of Fame Honor for 2008 has been awarded to franchise owner Randy Reed of Lubbock, TX. Also known as the Franchise Owner of the Year award, the Hall of Fame honor is given each year to the Quiznos franchise owner who best represents and exemplifies the Quiznos brand.
"We congratulate Randy on his tremendous dedication to success and driving the Quiznos brand," said Dave Deno, President and CEO of Quiznos. "At Quiznos we firmly believe that we are only as successful as our franchise owners. It is a pleasure to be building our business and our brand alongside owners like Randy Reed."
This year marks ten years for Reed as a Quiznos franchise owner. He currently owns four Quiznos restaurants in Lubbock, TX, and one in both Louisiana and Arkansas. His fifth restaurant in Lubbock is currently under construction. The restaurants are managed with support from Reed's business partners Casey Lindsey, Gary Carr and Marty Smith.
Reed has shown a history of continued dedication to drive the Quiznos brand. Reed has served on several Quiznos advisory councils and has continually made significant contributions focused on positively impacting the brand and not just his own stores. Reed believes the fastest way to grow a business is to keep your customers continually satisfied. In doing so, his sales have consistently outpaced the national average in the chain.
"I have been in the restaurant business one way or another since I was a teenager," said Reed. "After working in and owning other concepts, I came to Quiznos because I loved the food. I also saw great opportunity for franchise owners as this concept is something that not everybody up and down the street can do well. Even when one of our stores has faced difficulties, we've always been able to work through it and come out ahead. I'm very proud of the Quiznos brand and the success our stores have had."
The Hall of Fame award is sponsored by Keystone Foods. This is the second year the company has sponsored the award.
Celebrating its 27th anniversary, Denver-based Quiznos is an international chain designed for today's busy consumers who are looking for a tasty, freshly prepared alternative to traditional fast food restaurants. Using premium quality ingredients, Quiznos restaurants offer creative, chef-inspired recipes for sandwiches, soups and salads in over 5,000 franchised restaurants throughout the world.
In October 2007, Quiznos was recognized for 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 the 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.