February 16, 2010 // Franchising.com // WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tom Radomski of Margaritas Mexican Restaurant was recognized today as a Certified Franchise Executive by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives. Radomski completed a comprehensive course of study in franchise management offered by the institute, which is the academic branch of the International Franchise Association's Educational Foundation. IFA, the world's largest and oldest trade group representing the franchising industry, includes nearly 1,100 franchise companies, 10,000 franchisees and more than 500 firms that provide goods and services to the industry, hosts the presentation during its annual convention in San Antonio.
Radomski has been with Margaritas Mexican Restaurant since 1996. Currently Radomski serves as the Vice President of Franchise Development where he is overseeing the company's first ever franchising program. Radomski also serves on the Board of Directors for the Maine Restaurant Association.
In the United States, more than 1,400 franchise executives from 42 counties are currently participating in the CFE program, including 782 executives who have completed the program and received the Certified Franchise Executive designation. More than 300 IFA-member companies currently have one or more executives enrolled in the program that provides benefits such as specialized knowledge, industry recognition, peer-level networking and professional standing.
Candidates must complete a rigorous course of study to earn the CFE designation, which includes attending institute-sponsored educational seminars and workshops. The program is designed to enhance franchising professionals' understanding of both the industry's fundamental and complex aspects.
Founded in 1986 by John Pelletier, Margaritas Mexican Restaurants has 19 locations throughout Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Connecticut. From colorful authentic décor to a commitment to community relations through field trips and visiting artist demonstrations, Margaritas provides an atmosphere rich with the culture and flavors of Mexico, offering guests a fun dining adventure in a festive gallery of Mexican art. Margaritas Mexican Restaurants have earned numerous awards and honors, including being named the best Mexican restaurant in both New Hampshire and Connecticut. Margaritas is franchising for the first time.