bd’s Mongolian Grill Names Auburn Hills’ Gedde Naschak Master Griller of 2012

Award Recognizes Local Griller as Company’s Top Performer for 2012

October 11, 2012 // // AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – bd’s Mongolian Grill, the popular create your own stir-fry restaurant chain where guests rule the experience, today announced Gedde Naschak as the winner of its 2012 Master Griller competition. Naschak is a griller at the Auburn Hills, Mich. location.

bd’s Mongolian Grill is committed to delivering Mongo Magic to each and every one of its guests with an experience at the grill that is fun, interactive and professional. In an effort to spotlight the grillers who are delivering, bd’s has created its Master Griller program to recognize and define who these magic Grillers are.

Naschak joined the bd’s Mongolian team in July 2009 and has since maintained a relentless commitment to delivering a stellar performance and experience for each of his guests, creating Mongo Magic every bowl, every shift, every time. In conjunction with being titled Master Griller, Naschak received a monetary prize of $1,000.

“It’s truly an honor to win this significant award,” said Naschak. “I am proud to work with a great team which delivers on its promise to provide a family friendly environment where everyone can rule their own experience.”

Among a list of criteria to be met, the Master Griller is a leader and mentor to other grillers, executes showmanship and style with great sword handling techniques, and overall has a can-do attitude that is always accompanied by a smile.

“Gedde is a hardworking, loyal individual who makes the restaurant the best it can be by taking personal responsibility in the execution of our mission to provide an unparalleled customer experience,” said Joe Phraner, President and COO of bd’s Mongolian Grill. “His dedication as a leader is the driving force behind the success of the restaurant. He is an inspiration to our entire system.”

About bd’s Mongolian Grill

bd’s Mongolian Grill, where guests “rule the experience,” first opened in 1992 in Royal Oak, Mich. bd's unique fun comes from its guests’ ability to create their own "feast" from a variety of choice meats and seafood, fresh veggies & flavor-packed sauces, freshly cooked (Mongolian-style) on a large, flat top grill. The chain has grown to 34 restaurants. Thirty-three locations are based domestically in 12 states, including 13 company-owned and 20 franchise restaurants. In addition, there is one franchise location in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. To learn more about bd's Mongolian Grill, visit



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