August 20, 2012 // Franchising.com // WALLINGFORD, Conn. – Edible Arrangements founder and CEO Tariq Farid recognized top performing franchisees at the company’s seventh annual International Convention recently at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando.
The company’s top awards went to:
“It’s thanks to our amazing network of franchisees that Edible Arrangements has reached over 1000 stores around the world,” Farid said while presenting the awards. “The franchise owners honored this year consistently deliver the highest quality product, hospitality and service to guests and we are proud to recognize so many of them for their achievements.”
Recipients of Edible Arrangements’ signature “Pineapple Star” award include single-store and multi-unit operators from regions across the United States, Canada, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Pineapple Star winners included:
The chain also recognized top operators for awards ranging from customer service to the Edible Idea award, and even Vendor of the Year. Those recipients included:
With over 1,100 locations open or under development worldwide, Edible Arrangements International, LLC. is the leading purveyor of delicious, high-quality, artistically designed, fresh fruit arrangements that are practical and healthy gifts and centerpieces for everyday occasions and events. Brothers Tariq and Kamran Farid developed and launched the company in 1999 in East Haven, CT, after many years in the floral industry. Edible Arrangements stores are located in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Italy, Turkey, Hong Kong, Jordan, Oman, India and China. The company has been recognized as an industry leader since its inception, including ranking first in its category in Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual “Franchise 500” for the past five years and also placing in Entrepreneur’s top 40 of “Fastest Growing Franchises” and “America’s Top Global Franchises.” Edible Arrangements was the winner of the ICSC’s 2010 Hot Retailer Award and the company has also ranked in Inc. Magazine’s top 5,000 fastest growing privately-held companies for seven consecutive years, ranked ninth on Forbes “2011 Top Franchises to Start for the Money” and was recently named one of Inc’s “10 Promising Franchises for 2011.” More information about Edible Arrangements and Edible Arrangements franchise opportunities is available at 1-888-727-4258 or online at www.eafranchise.com.