Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ CEO and Co-Founder Samantha Rincione, Shatters Glass Ceiling in Franchise Industry

Samantha Rincione
Samantha Rincione

Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ CEO and Co-Founder Samantha Rincione, Shatters Glass Ceiling in Franchise IndustrySamantha Rincione, the CEO & co-founder behind the growing fast-casual restaurant franchise Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ, has been honored as a “Woman of Wonder 2023” (WOW) by Franchise Dictionary Magazine (FDM). This recognition highlights Samantha’s exceptional leadership and her vital role in making Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ a success in the franchise industry. Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s “Woman of Wonder” award acknowledges outstanding women leaders in the franchise business. Each year, FDM selects 50 women who have broken barriers, shown strong leadership, and achieved significant success.

Samantha Rincione’s leadership at Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ has been pivotal in its growth. As CEO and co-founder with her Husband Salvatore who is co-founder and chief development officer, she has helped the franchise expand to 43 locations across the United States, with more on the way. Crave offers a rustic modern interior, creating a welcoming atmosphere for guests. The signature self-pour beer walls, featuring a wide selection of craft and domestic beers, add an interactive twist to the dining experience.

Crave is known for its specialty hot dog menu, where customers can customize their hot dogs with an array of toppings. The restaurant also boasts an award-winning BBQ lineup, including Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, and Smoked Brisket, which has garnered acclaim from BBQ enthusiasts. But Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ is not just about food; it’s about entertainment too. Some locations feature axe-throwing lanes, providing a thrilling activity for patrons. Guests can also enjoy trivia nights, bingo nights, and karaoke nights to enhance their visits. The inviting patios provide a perfect setting for gathering with friends and family.

For tech-savvy diners, Crave offers a 10% discount on the first purchase when customers download the Crave app, available on IOS and Android. And for those seeking seasonal delights, Crave’s Oktoberfest limited-time menu is a crowd-pleaser.

“Receiving the ‘Woman of Wonder 2023’ award from Franchise Dictionary Magazine is a great honor,” said Samantha Rincione. “I’m thankful for my team’s hard work and our expansion into new communities. This award recognizes the dedication of our entire Crave family.”

Samantha Rincione’s commitment to excellence and her dedication to delivering a great dining and entertainment experience have not only earned her this prestigious award but have also solidified her role as a strong leader in the franchising industry.

Crave Hot Dogs and BBQ franchise

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