Toronto, ON - April 17, 2014 - Pizza Pizza was honoured as a recipient of the Franchisees' Choice designation on April 7, 2014 during a gala awards presentation at the 23rd annual Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) National Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This is the fourth year for the annual Franchisees' Choice designation program.
The Franchisees' Choice designees are CFA member franchise systems who voluntarily take part in an independently-administered survey. Now in its fourth year, more than 50 CFA member franchise systems participated in the survey and more franchisees completed the survey than ever before. Franchisees were asked to assess their franchisor in key areas of the franchise business model, including the franchisee selection process; franchisee Information package; leadership; business planning and marketing; training and support; ongoing operations; and the relationship between the franchisor and franchisee. In order to qualify for this designation, a minimum number of Pizza Pizza's more than 350 franchise operators were required to participate.
"Our franchisees are at the front line of our business, so receiving an award of this calibre is truly an honour for our company and a great sign of our collective performance," says Sebastian Fuschini, Vice President, Franchising, Pizza Pizza. "Our company is built on the success of our franchise partners and everything we do revolves around this commitment to their wellbeing."
In the due diligence process of investigating a franchise opportunity, speaking with existing franchisees about the opportunity being explored is essential. For prospective franchisees, the Franchisees' Choice designation identifies that a franchise brand has received solid endorsement and ratings from its franchisees. The 2014 Franchisees' Choice designees are representative of the spectrum of franchise opportunities and the diversity and excellence of CFA members.
"The true strength of a franchise system lies in the mutually-rewarding relationship between a franchisor and its franchisees," says Lorraine McLachlan, CFA President and Chief Executive Officer. "Being a Franchisees' Choice designee is an honour and a vote of confidence because the high rankings in franchisee satisfaction come directly from the franchisees themselves."
To learn more about Pizza Pizza or to browse franchise opportunities visit www.pizzapizza.ca
For more information about Franchisees' Choice designation and a full list of winners, visit www.awardsprogram.ca.
With more than 720 locations spread across seven provinces, Pizza Pizza Limited is Canada's pizza pioneer and a quick-service restaurant leader. The company owns and operates two banners, Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73, that together with its network of operators and franchise partners deliver quality food choices, diverse menus and exciting promotions for all tastes, lifestyles and budgets. Since 1967, Pizza Pizza Limited has been guided by a vision to provide the "best food, made especially for you" with a focus on quality ingredients, customer service, continuous innovation and community involvement. In 2013, Foodservice and Hospitality Magazine named Pizza Pizza Limited Company of the Year. Visit www.pizzapizza.ca and www.pizza73.com for more information.
The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) is the recognized authority on franchising in Canada. With almost 600 corporate members nation-wide, representing many of Canada's best-known brands, CFA is the indispensable resource for the franchise community and advocates on behalf of franchisors and franchisees in Canada to enhance and protect the franchise business model. CFA promotes excellence in franchising and educates Canadians about franchising, specific franchise opportunities and proper due diligence through its many events, programs, publications, and websites (www.cfa.ca and www.LookforaFranchise.ca).
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