February 27, 2013 // Franchising.com // White Spot Limited is honoured to have successfully re-qualified as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies in 2012. In 2010, they were first awarded with this prestigious award, which is the country’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in Canadian-owned and managed companies. Additionally, 90 per cent of British Columbians who dined out last year did so at a White Spot restaurant—making 2012 a banner year.
With 85 successful years in business, White Spot Limited is still on top of its game. Despite the challenging Canadian economy and competition in the full-service and quick-service industry, White Spot and Triple O’s continue to grow.
“Re-qualifying once again as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies is an exceptional honour as it further validates our deep commitment to our employees, guests and partners,” said Warren Erhart, president of White Spot. “To know that nine out of ten British Columbians who dined out have dined in one of our restaurants in the past year reinforces our belief that passion for great quality food and service fuels business success.”
White Spot has taken an aggressive approach to growing its impressive footprint as a Western Canadian restaurant icon. Along with ongoing expansion in B.C. and Alberta, a continuously evolving menu, and a successful Red Seal chef apprenticeship and certification program, White Spot is also rapidly moving into the Asian market.
“We’re very focused on growth and introducing White Spot and Triple O’s into new Canadian markets as well as markets abroad,” said Erhart. “Our Triple O burgers have captured the hearts of Western Canadians and have been voted the best hamburger in Hong Kong for many years. We’re proud to announce that we’ve just opened our second restaurant in Hangzhou China last week.”
White Spot is in the hospitality business, operating the White Spot brand of 65 family casual dining restaurants, and the Triple O’s brand of 62 premium quick-service restaurants. Both concepts are renowned for their unique tasting food, including the award winning legendary burger with secret “Triple O” sauce, their warm and friendly service, and their wide appeal to any demographic, any time.
Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, White Spot is a B.C. legend. Founded in 1928, when Nat Bailey launched Canada’s first drive-in restaurant at Granville and 67th, the 84-year-young chain now sees more than 17 million guests annually at 127 White Spot and Triple O’s locations throughout B.C., Alberta and Asia. Bailey’s original vision was to build a restaurant that served the highest quality, unique tasting food and White Spot remains committed to continuing this tradition in each and every meal. White Spot Limited is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies in 2010, 2011 and now 2012.
SOURCE White Spot