FOCUS Brands Announces 2015 Franchisee of the Year Award Winners
ATLANTA (Feb. 16, 2016) – FOCUS Brands Inc., which is the franchisor and operator of more than 5,000 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes through its affiliate brands, announces its 2015 Franchisees of the Year, which recognize the leading franchise owners across the company’s six brands: Auntie Anne’s®, Carvel®, Cinnabon®, McAlister’s Deli®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, and Schlotzsky’s®.
The winners were honored February 16 at the 2016 FOCUS Brands Global Franchise Conference, held at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference brings franchisees and managers across the organization together with FOCUS Brands leadership and other industry professionals, to gain a deeper understanding of the food service industry, and to celebrate those who have made an impact within the organization.
"We have an exceptionally talented roster of franchise operators within the FOCUS Brands family and we’re excited to recognize them through our Franchisee of the Year Awards program," said Paul Damico, President, FOCUS Brands North America. "This year’s winners reflect the success we experienced in 2015, and we’re excited for what’s in store for them and all our franchisees this year as we work together to maximize growth potential and success for their business.”
The following are winners of the 2015 Franchisee of the Year Awards:
2015 Franchisee of the Year (small) – Crissy Parikh
2015 Franchisee of the Year (mid-size) – Mike Hatcher and Rick Taylor
2015 Franchisee of the Year (large) – Linda Read
2015 Tom Carvel Franchisee of the Year – Neil and Tracy Wallach
2015 Franchisee of the Year – Vincent Au Yeung
2015 Franchisee of the Year – Peak Restaurants, LLC
Moe’s Southwest Grill
2015 Franchisee of the Year – Mike Walsh
2015 Don & Dolores Dissman Franchise Partner of the Year – Cary & Jackie Albert
To learn more about any of the FOCUS Brands® restaurant franchises, please contact (800) 227-8353 or visit www.focusbrands.com to learn more.
About FOCUS Brands Inc.
Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc., through its affiliates, is the franchisor and operator of more than 5,000 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s® and McAlister’s Deli®, as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets. Please visit www.focusbrands.com to learn more.