Quiznos, a premier quick service restaurant (QSR) chain, and pioneer of the toasted sandwich, announced its 2012 franchise award winners at its franchise convention in Las Vegas, March 26. Quiznos assesses performance among franchisees in a variety of categories including sales, marketing leadership and operational excellence, and the leaders emerge as franchise award winners.
The “U.S. Franchise Owner of the Year” was awarded to Tina Berquist of Centralia, Washington. Berquist purchased a Quiznos franchise in 2007, and has since realized significant growth in sales as a result of her strategic implementation of Quiznos’ delivery service and an emphasis on marketing. Quiznos also honored Berquist for her extensive service and involvement with sponsorships and donations to community causes.
QSR International, a multi-brand master franchise system operating in 13 countries was named “Master Franchise Group of the Year.” QSR International operates 85 Quiznos restaurants, with an additional 22 restaurants under development.
“In addition to consistently providing our customers with high quality food in a clean, inviting environment, these award-winning franchisees are role models to Quiznos franchisees around the globe,” said Greg MacDonald, Quiznos president and CEO. “It is a pleasure to recognize their hard work and dedication to the Quiznos brand.”
Additional Quiznos franchisees were honored at the Las Vegas convention:
Canadian Franchise Owner of the Year:
Dave Gill, Surry, BC
US Nontraditional Partner of the Year:
US Grand Opening:
Jackie and Mark Taylor,Fairview Heights, IL
US Local Store Marketing:
Stan Sockwell,Muscle Shoals, AL
Yeon Chol Im, New York, NY
US Highest Qway (Operational Standards):
Mohammad Mirzaee, Laguna Niguel, CA
William Clement, California, PA
Cheryl Hockenberry, Jackson, MI
Convention attendees included Quiznos franchisees from the Bahamas, Brazil, Costa Rica, England, Iceland, India, Paraguay, Philippines, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and the United States.
Now in its 31st year, Denver-based Quiznos is a national and international chain designed for today’s busy consumers who are looking for a tasty, freshly prepared alternative to traditional fast-food restaurants. With locations in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, as well as 25 international countries, Quiznos restaurants use premium ingredients to offer creative, chef-inspired recipes for sandwiches, soups and salads. For further information, please visit www.quiznos.com.