MEMPHIS, Tenn. - March 3, 2015 // PRNewswire // - Perkins & Marie Callender's, LLC ® announced that Mr. Colin Kinsman is the recipient of the prestigious Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Franchisee of the Year Award. Honored during the company's annual conference held in Minnesota, an event which brings together employees, franchisees and vendors from around the country and Canada, Mr. Kinsman was recognized for excellence in operational performance, adherence to the highest quality standards and an outstanding commitment to providing exemplary guest service.
"Colin Kinsman's success is the culmination of 19 years of dedication and focus. His uncanny ability to lead by example, coupled with his passionate desire to create a positive work environment that ensures first-class service to every guest that walks through the doors of his restaurant, has led to unprecedented results," said Perkins & Marie Callender's Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Warne. "Mr. Kinsman truly represents the ideal franchisee - a partner dedicated to training, product knowledge, outstanding service and best business practices, devoted to ensuring memorable dining experiences each and every day."
Kinsman has been a Perkins franchisee since 1996, when he opened his restaurant in Ottawa, Canada. Today, with a staff of more than 90, Kinsman is an influential figure both amongst his employees and the local community. "Being named Perkins Franchisee of the Year is an incredible honor," said, Kinsman. "I love what I do, and I take great pride, as does my entire team, in representing the Perkins brand."
During the annual conference, Rotella Bakery, a vendor that has worked with the company for 30 years, was named Perkins Business Partner of the Year, and Mr. Dave Hanson, Owner/JLC Foodsystems, Inc. was honored for his long-standing involvement and contributions to Give Kids The World, a non-profit organization that the company has supported for two decades.
Founded in 1958, Perkins operates 407 restaurants in 33 states and five Canadian provinces. The Perkins system includes 131 company-owned and operated restaurants and 276 franchised units. Perkins growth strategy includes further franchise development.
SOURCE Perkins & Marie Callender's Inc.