BurgerFi Named FastCasual's Top Brand of 2021
Nominated for eight consecutive years, chain recognized as leader of the pack for its innovation and growth amidst pandemic
PALM BEACH, Fla., May 20, 2021 // PRNewswire // - BurgerFi International Inc. (Nasdaq: BFI, BFIIW) is honored to be recognized as the top brand of 2021 by FastCasual's Top 100 Movers & Shakers Awards. The award honors the most resilient and innovative companies that survived and thrived throughout the pandemic.
Each year, FastCasual names 75 brands and 25 people to its Top 100 Movers & Shakers list, highlighting their leadership in the industry. A panel of judges carefully reviews hundreds of submissions before selecting the winners.
Since its creation 16 years ago, the FastCasual's Top 100 Movers & Shakers list has recognized the industry's most successful brands. Having been nominated for eight consecutive years, this past year has been unique, and BurgerFi has demonstrated incredible resilience and a commitment to its community of franchisees, team members, partners and guests.
Julio Ramirez, chief executive officer of BurgerFi, accepted the award today on behalf of the company during virtual gala hosted by Networld Media Group and FastCasual's Senior Editor, Cherryh Cansler.
"We are extremely thrilled about our first-place finish in the Top 100," said Ramirez. "We are grateful to Fast Casual and Networld for this incredible honor, and thankful to our extended BurgerFi family of franchisees, amazing and courageous restaurant team members, everyone at the Restaurant Support Center, and our vendor partners. Collectively and collaboratively, we strive to deliver on our mission to provide our guests with the best burger experience every single day. This would not be possible without them. But most importantly, we're grateful to our loyal guests or as we like to call them – Fi'natics, that motivate us to be better every day."
BurgerFi's win comes off a huge year of growth and success. Over the past six months the company officially became publicly traded on the NASDAQ in December, celebrated their ten-year anniversary in February and had Martha Stewart join their Board of Directors in March. They've got a record number of new restaurant openings planned for the year, were named QSR's 2020 Breakout Brand of the Year and also named the Best Better Burger Chain on USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards.
SOURCE BurgerFi International
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