Jeremiahs’ Founder Jeremy Litwack Named One of NRN’s Most Influential Restaurant CEOs
Entrepreneur earns the distinction of one of 2021’s most influential restaurant CEOs
April 22, 2021 // Franchising.com // Orlando, Fla. - Standing out from the crowd of restaurant CEOs, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice founder and CEO, Jeremy Litwack, has been recognized by NRN as one of the most influential restaurant CEOs. In addition to NRN’s award, the Jeremiah’s brand was recently named to QSR’s 40/40 list for 2021 and has also been recognized by QSR as One to Watch, as one of Orlando Business Journal’s ‘Fast 50 of Central Florida in 2019, one of the Orlando Sentinel’s ‘Best Bets’ 9 years consecutively since 2010, and recently received the Orlando Foodie award for ‘Best Frozen Treats’ for the 10th straight year since 2010.
Founded in 1996, Jeremiah’s has dominated the frozen dessert market in Florida, building a cult-like following and legion of die-hard fans across its 22 corporate locations, and developing itself upon the foundations of an engaging, family-friendly culture. Jeremiah’s has ingrained itself within its local communities, serving as a staple “cool” spot for local residents and has forged a loyal following through community activities, donations and give-back initiatives and catering life’s special moments - from weddings and birthday parties to sporting events and school fairs.
Litwack, whose passion for frozen treats began in high school set out after college to develop his own techniques and recipes to create the most indulgent and refreshing Italian Ice product he possibly could. Litwack then moved to Central Florida with hopes to introduce a new product to a market that was previously unfamiliar with it, and then focused his efforts on taking his tasty treats to the entire Southeastern United States after the success achieved in Florida. His accomplishments can be attributed to the creation of a quality product that people love, an outstanding company culture, and the brands motto to LIVE LIFE TO THE COOLEST®.
Jeremiah’s frozen treats have gained immense popularity across Florida and gained a loyal customer base in all of their locations. Each store boasts an upbeat atmosphere full of vibrant colors and offers over 40 flavors of indulgent high-quality Italian Ice, as well as creamy Soft Ice Cream to create their famous “cool combos.” Jeremiah’s Gelati, which features layers of Italian Ice swirled with thick, homemade soft ice cream offers nearly limitless flavor combinations.
“We are a bold, exciting brand. You feel the energy and vibrant spirit the moment you walk in,” said Litwack. “Our employees, franchisees, and customers are our family and we will continue to put them first as we grow.”
With the launch of its 2019 franchising program, Jeremiah’s continues to garner popularity across the nation, staying true to its claim of waking up the frozen dessert category. With more than 160 units awarded across more than 60 different franchisee groups, and an additional 162 units awarded across six area representative territories, Jeremiah’s has become a frozen force in the QSR space.
At the crux of it all, however, Jeremy has never lost sight of his people. From Jeremiah’s unit level squad members, to managers, to corporate support staff, to franchisees and, of course, to their valued guests, it's the people that Jeremy holds nearest and dearest to his heart. Despite the unprecedented growth his brand has experienced, Jeremy remains extremely humble and appreciative of those that have helped bring his high school self's dream to serve tasty frozen treats and flavorful guest experiences at a national level.
SOURCE Jeremiah’s Italian Ice
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