Smashburger honors its franchisees
Smashburger, one of the nation’s leading burger restaurants, presented its high-achieving franchisees with awards and recognition at its first annual franchisee conference held in November in Denver. According to the information provided, Smashburger’s rapid growth and consumer acceptance has been fueled by solid network of experienced, dedicated franchisees.
“Smashburger was designed to win in the ‘better burger’ market,” says Smashburger Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David Prokupek. “Our franchisees’ dedication, commitment and trust has enabled us to grow from concept to a winning and growing success story, and our award winners are leading the way.”
In recognition of their support and to show appreciation, Smashburger presented a Franchisee of the Year Award, Founder’s Award, Operator of the Year Award, and Leadership Award.
“I congratulate and commend all of our franchise partners for their commitment and belief in the Smashburger brand,” says Smashburger Founder Tom Ryan. “Our team is truly world class and those who were recognized belong to an elite group.”
Denver-based Smashburger operates and develops corporate, joint venture and franchise stores across the country. Smashburger is, it says, on track to have more than 200 locations by 2012. It has sold franchise and joint venture agreements that will bring the total to more than 400 locations over the next five years. (kbp)