Village Inn Honors George Babb as Franchise Partner of the Year

Village Inn Honors George Babb as Franchise Partner of the Year

Jeff Guido, President of Village Inn
Hazem Ouf, President and CEO of American Blue Ribbon Holdings
George Babb, Village Inn Franchise Partner of the Year
Wanda Wiles, Village Inn Director of Franchise Operations

Village Inn, the family-dining brand known for serving quality breakfast all day and The Best Pie in America, has announced the recognition of George Babb as the recipient of the company’s prestigious Franchise Partner of the Year Award. He was honored at an awards ceremony during the 2014 ABRH Leadership Conference. Mr. Babb is the owner of three Village Inn franchises in Arkansas and one in Illinois.

“George has been an exemplary Village Inn franchise partner since 1995 when he opened his first Village Inn in Fayetteville,” said Jeff Guido, president of Village Inn.  “He has always demonstrated great enthusiasm for the brand, along with a willingness to work strategically with us, providing outstanding feedback on the direction of Village Inn. George is an invaluable asset not only to the restaurants he runs but to Village Inn as a company.”

The quality of Babb’s operations is well documented through various measurement tools including the Gold Standard Validations, Guest Satisfaction Surveys, and Mystery Shopper Reports which highlight the many reasons guests love to visit his restaurants. Babb actively seeks opportunities to build the Village Inn brand image, and in July of 2013 secured a feature article about his restaurants in US Airways’ inflight magazine.

Congratulations to George Babb on this well-deserved and hard earned honor.

The first Village Inn restaurant opened in 1958, followed by the first franchise restaurant in 1961. Village Inn’s continued growth and success demonstrate that its unique brand of breakfast served all day will never go out of style and is more popular now than ever. For more information on franchising visit:

Since 1958, guests have visited Village Inn because they know they will enjoy great-tasting food and extra-friendly service in a clean and comfortable family environment. Village Inn’s breakfast heritage is based on made-from-scratch buttermilk pancakes, eggs cooked any-style and a pot of hot coffee on every table.

With over five decades of success behind it, Village Inn has corporate and franchise restaurants totaling more than 200, located in the Rocky Mountain region, the Midwest, Arizona and Florida. To find a location near you, visit or visit its Facebook page at Village Inn is an American Blue Ribbon Holdings brand.

American Blue Ribbon Holdings (ABRH) is a diversified restaurant company that operates or franchises more than 630 company and franchise restaurants in 43 states. ABRH brands include O’Charley’s, Ninety Nine Restaurants, Max & Erma’s, Village Inn, Bakers Square and Legendary Baking. ABRH is a majority-owned subsidiary of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF). For more information on American Blue Ribbon Holdings, please visit