Taziki’s Chooses “CEO for the Day” as Part of National Food Service Workers Day Celebration

A.J. Harris, Taziki's "CEO for the Day"
A.J. Harris, Taziki’s “CEO for the Day”

Taziki’s to honor team members across the brand

Taziki's Chooses "CEO for the Day" as Part of National Food Service Workers Day CelebrationTaziki’s Mediterranean Café will celebrate its staff on National Food Service Workers Day (NFSWD) on Monday, Sept. 25.

To show appreciation for Team Taziki’s hard work, the company embracing the ideas “Love where you work” and “Learn, grow, lead,” will hold a variety of team-based activities:

  • Hourly staff members will play the “Wheel of Prizes” game, spinning a virtual wheel to win Taziki’s swag.
  • Assistant General Managers nominated by their Area Leaders for embodying one of the Taziki’s five Culture Compass values will receive Taziki’s swag, personalized name tags, and handwritten cards of appreciation from the home office team.
  • One General Manager per market nominated by their Area Leader for embodying all five of Taziki’s Culture Compass values will receive the items listed above — plus the chance to win “NFSWD GM of the Year Award” and become Taziki’s “CEO for the Day.”

    The winning GM, chosen based on the success of his/her overall store metrics from the past year, will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Nashville — working alongside Taziki’s CEO Dan Simpson for a day.

On Sept. 25, Taziki’s announced that A.J. Harris, General Manager of the Kennesaw location in Atlanta, Georgia, is the winner.

“We’re so excited for A.J. to spend the day with me in Nashville,” said Taziki’s CEO Dan Simpson. “We work hard to expose our teams to every aspect of the business, so we’re thrilled to present this very unique opportunity to one of our best. It will be a wonderful day of fun and gaining new insights — for both of us!”

Taziki’s is the go-to place for a modern twist on Mediterranean fare. To learn more about this hyper-growth restaurant named “#1 Mediterranean Franchise in 2022” by Entrepreneur Magazine, visit TazikisFranchising.com. For more information about Taziki’s, visit Tazikis.com.

Founded by Keith and Amy Richards in 1998, after a trip to Greece where they fell in love with the food and culture, Taziki’s Mediterranean Café is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. Taziki’s is a fresh celebration of the Mediterranean diet with a colorful menu that offers handcrafted, elevated, affordable fare the entire family enjoys. For the sixth year in a row, the Mediterranean diet has been ranked best overall diet in the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings. Much of the original menu is still the same, with added efficiency in the process and technology to make the brand a systems-driven, scalable operation. This year the brand is celebrating 25 years of success and now serves its modern Mediterranean fare to customers at almost 100 locations in 16 states. For more information, visit Tazikis.com and follow Taziki’s on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.