Awards

Each year, Franchise Update Media presents its MVP Awards to multi-unit franchisees in several categories of excellence. The company’s annual STAR Awards recognize top franchise performers in the area of franchise development, recruitment, and responsiveness. See the lists of winners, who represent the best and brightest in the industry, and learn from their best practices.

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Kix Mobile, an emerging cellphone exchange franchise, is less than a year old. But as a pre-registrant for the annual Franchise Leadership & Development Conference, Paul Wolbert, Kix's director and CEO, signed up to be mystery shopped by a team of sales and lead generation experts.
  • Sara Wykes
  • 2,731
For the first time in the 19-year history of the Franchise Leadership & Development Conference (FLDC), more than 500 top-level franchising executives gathered for franchising's premier sales and development event.
  • Kerry Pipes and Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,800
Not only is Ben & Jerry's franchisee Karen Morse a veteran of serving up the brand's mantra of peace, love, and ice cream, she strives to scoop it forward.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,074
If there is a way to see or hear the Sport Clips name, Johnny Weber will make it happen. Weber, the brand's largest franchisee with 56 stores, and recipient of the 2017 MVP Single Brand Leadership Award, is all about spreading the word on the brand--all day, every day, in every way.
  • Helen Bond
  • 3,653
John Ponczoch believes there is always a way to make someone's day.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,836
Wendy's Hall of Fame franchisee Eddie Rodriguez is all about mega growth--one restaurant at a time.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,079
19th Leadership & Development Conference is right around the corner
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,538
When Bret Stewart was growing up, he dreamed of being a doctor so he could help people. Life may have led him down a different path, but his desire to positively influence the lives of those around him is realized every day.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,795
Todd and Audra Fetter, winners of the 2017 MVP Influencer Award for a Husband & Wife Team, have always had a team approach to marriage, but the decision to become hands-on franchisees has changed the playing field for communicating as a couple.
  • Helen Bond
  • 3,314
When it comes to making his mark and doing good, Brendon Ayanbadejo, recipient of this year's Pro Athlete Influencer MVP Award, wants you to know he is just getting started.
  • Helen Bond
  • 5,187
Anand D. (Andy) Patel is the recipient of the 2017 American Dream MVP Award for achieving remarkable success in the U.S. with multiple brands.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,779
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Multi-unit and multi-brand operators continue to grow in both numbers and size--and so does attendance at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,378
Multi-Unit Franchisee magazine honored franchisee excellence at the annual Most Valuable Performer (MVP) Awards ceremony at this year's Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, April 23–26 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,024
Bob Middleton heard or read something years ago that stuck with him: Wealth is built by focusing on one thing and doing it well; wealth is preserved by diversifying.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 4,412
After 25 years in the restaurant business, Mike Richey knows that an offer of a dollar more per hour from a competitor can be too much for an employee to refuse.
  • Sara Wykes
  • 2,934
2017's Most Valuable Performer (MVP) Award winners to be feted at the annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, April 23-26 in Las Vegas.
  • Franchise Update Media
  • 24,623
Veronica Jordan was determined to trade in her 9-to-5 desk job for something more creative and profitable. In 2012, after searching for 3 years, she came across a Facebook ad that inspired her to unleash her inner entrepreneur.
  • Danielle Buenrostro
  • 25,898
Franchisee recruitment is the cornerstone of any successful brand. It must be done right. It requires the right team, the right information, the right prospects, and the right follow-up.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 1,237
So many good things are happening so quickly in franchising these days, it's hard to keep up (even for us!). So welcome to "Good News!" - our monthly roundup of franchise growth, finance, international expansion, milestones, and other positive news from franchisors large, medium, and emerging
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,537
After working his usual 50- 60-hour week tending to his 17 Indianapolis-area Penn Station East Coast Subs stores, Rob Chinsky and his wife Linda moved both their children into their college dorms, hours away, all in one weekend.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 17,085
Hundreds of franchise development professionals gathered in Atlanta this past September for the annual Franchise Leadership & Development Conference (FLDC), one of the year's must-attend events for brands looking to improve their sales, share ideas, and learn more about today's best practices in franchisee recruitment.
  • Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,459
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Each year, in the run-up to the annual Franchise Leadership & Development Conference, franchise brands that pre-register can choose to have themselves mystery shopped by a team of sales and lead generation experts.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 1,248
Whether working to build up their business or improve the lives of children in their community, Papa Murphy's franchisee Todd Mulvahill and his wife Kelly love serving with a cause.
  • Helen Bond
  • 32,894
Who's the best in franchise recruitment? Top 20 winners of the 2016 STAR Awards take home the gold at Franchise Update's Leadership & Development Conference. See this year's best performers in 5 different categories.
  • Franchise Update Media
  • 3,716
Las Vegas, home of the high rollers, once again played host to the annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference this spring at Caesars Palace.
  • Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
  • 31,997
As chair of Arby's largest franchisee, Jeff Davis has led his family-owned business to new heights. Davis is quick to say the restaurant business is in his DNA...
  • By Helen Bond
  • 28,325
When he was 16, Ed Wolak perfected the art of baking hand-cut donuts on the night shift at Dunkin' Donuts. He's been a single-minded brand ambassador ever since.
  • Helen Bond
  • 26,701
Last month's Franchise Leadership & Development Conference returned to Atlanta for the largest event in 18 years, boasting a total of 460 attendees and close to 300 franchisors, representing 169 brands.
  • Franchise Update Media
  • 1,598
If you want to see the positive influence of Hardee's franchisee Dan Ponder at work, look no farther than his hometown of Donalsonville, population 3,000.
  • Helen Bond
  • 31,081
Social media review sites such as Yelp can provide challenges and opportunities for savvy multi-unit operators to take their business reviews and online image into their own hands.
  • Jenna Oltersdorf
  • 17,247
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