BURGERFI Recognizes Top Franchisees At Annual Summit
April 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // West Palm Beach, FL – BURGERFI, one of the most rapidly-growing, fast-casual restaurant chains in America, today announced the recipients of its inaugural “BURGERFI Awards,” recognizing seven deserving franchise groups at BURGERFI’s annual Franchise Summit.
The winners of the “BURGERFI Awards” exemplified BURGERFI’s brand standards to the highest degree -- delivering fresh, quality, all-natural products, providing a consistent, enjoyable customer experience, maintaining a low carbon footprint by following BURGERFI’s environmentally-sustainable best practices, and by giving back to their local communities.
“We are pleased to recognize these committed franchisees that have made a substantial impact on the growth of BURGERFI over the past year,” said Corey Winograd, Chief Executive Officer. “We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all of our winners and express our appreciation to all franchise partners who have made BURGERFI the successful brand it is today.”
This year’s BURGERFI Award recipients include:
- Franchisee of the Year – Sunshine Burgers, LLC (Orlando, FL)
- Operator of the Year – NDM Hospitality SVCS, LLC (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
- Best Brand Ambassador – MIOM Burgers, LLC (Lawrence, KS)
- Best Comp Sales – VEMCA, LLC (San Antonio, TX)
- Hospitality Award – Best Natural Burgers, INC. (Alpharetta, GA)
- O.P.P. Award – Main Street Burger, INC. (Kennesaw, GA)
- Rookie of the Year – MANDH, LLC (Auburn, AL) and DAJAI, LLC (Poughkeepsie, NY)
BURGERFI reported record-breaking earnings in 2014 and is on track for continued growth in 2015 with the announcement of its first international development agreement to open 40 locations in Mexico by 2022, as well as plans to add 30 to 40 units domestically.
BURGERFI is one of the fastest-growing restaurant franchises in the U.S. With 69 operating locations nationally, and 100 projected by year-end 2015, BURGERFI is known for its fresh, all natural, hormone-, steroid-, and antibiotic-free Angus burgers, as well as its fresh-cut fries, frozen custard, signature hot dogs and craft beer. The company began in 2011 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and quickly became popular with burger lovers who were looking for fresh, quality, all-natural options in their favorite food. To learn more, visit www.BurgerFi.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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