Smashburger recognizes its franchisees with annual awards
Smashburger, one of the nation’s fastest growing “better burger” concepts, has announced the recipients of its Franchise Awards which were given out during the company’s annual franchise conference in Denver.
Dave Prokupek, chairman and CEO of Smashburger, commented, “We are pleased to recognize these incredibly committed franchisees that have made a significant impact on Smashburger’s growth this year. We would like to congratulate each of our award winners and extend our appreciation to all of our franchise partners who have made Smashburger the strong brand it is today. Our success is due in large part to the support and dedication of our talented franchise partners and we look forward to their continued contributions in 2012.”
According to the information provided, this year’s top prize, the Franchisee of the Year Award, was presented to SunWest Burger’s David Doty, Chuck Riske, Kurt Riske and Robin Yoshimura. This award indentifies the franchise group that exemplifies excellence in all areas, demonstrating a drive for success, passion for the brand, extraordinary customer service and attention to detail. SunWest Burgers currently operates six Smashburger locations in Phoenix, AZ.
Smashburger is, it says, the country’s fastest growing, fast casual “better burger” restaurant. Developed and owned by private equity firm Consumer Capital Partners (CCP), Smashburger operates and develops both corporate and multi-unit franchise territories across the country and currently has 129 restaurants nationwide. (kbp)