HuHot Awards Top Franchisees at the Annual Franchise Meeting

October 13, 2010 // // Missoula, Montana – HuHot Mongolian Grills, LLC held their annual Franchise Meeting in Denver, Colorado on October 4-5th and recognized four of their franchisees for their outstanding performance over the past year.

Restaurant of the Year – Rochester, Minnesota (TRICOR Enterprises, LLC)

  • Based on sales growth, consistency in operations and guest satisfaction.
  • Double digit sales growth from January through August 2010
  • Consistent Ecosure® and SRC mystery shop scores
  • Marketing Committee member – elected by peers

Franchise Owner of the Year – David Lindenstruth of Appetize Inc.

  • Based on sales and company growth, consistency in operations, marketing and operations innovation, and guest satisfaction.
  • 50% growth in new unit openings this year
  • Developed a strong team to execute openings, operations and marketing
  • Innovation with online ordering, catering, "taste of" events and mobile marketing

Hospitality Award – Topeka, Kansas (Restaurants, Inc.)

  • –Based on highest overall SRC mystery shop scores: 98.15%

Sales Award - Rochester, Minnesota (TRICOR Enterprises, LLC)

  • Based on sales increases brought about through innovation, creativity, drive and a commitment to excellence.
  • Sales growth as high as +31.13%
  • Aggressive marketing with a local sponsorship of 25 youth soccer teams
  • Staff incentives – excites healthy competition amongst restaurant staff

Campaign for Consistency Leader – Mona and Leron Wagner of L&M Family Restaurants, Inc. and W&W Ventures

  • Based on operations and marketing consistency and excellence.
  • Collaborative effort on the development of local marketing materials
  • Partners with franchisor on new operations initiatives
  • Works hand-in-hand with restaurant management and staff

Franchisees received a set of HuHot engraved beverage glasses from Simon Pearce as a symbol of the recognition.

HuHot plans to host a Franchise Meeting every 18 months at a different location to bring all franchisees together to present corporate initiatives, invoke franchisee interaction and present awards to top franchisees.

About HuHot Mongolian Grill, LLC

HuHot is a create-your-own stir fry concept that offers a wide variety of meats, seafood, noodles, fresh veggies, and signature sauces to suit your tastes. Select your favorite ingredients then have it cooked to perfection before your eyes on a 6-foot Mongolian grill that puts out 950,000 BTUs. With unlimited trips to the grill, you can create a different meal every time.

HuHot Mongolian Grills, LLC opened its first restaurant in Missoula, Montana in 1999 focusing on fresh food, signature sauces and great service. Over the past 11 years, the concept has grown to 33 locations in 12 states and that focus has remained unchanged.

This year, HuHot Mongolian Grill, LLC was ranked in the 2010 Franchise 500 by Entrepreneur and in 2007 through 2009 was named on the Future 50 list of fastest growing restaurant chains by Restaurant Business magazine.

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