Fazoli’s announced this year’s Franchisee of the Year during its annual conference held in Cancun, Mexico. In addition, the company named its General Managers of the Year from two of its corporate and franchised restaurants.
This year’s Franchisee of the Year recipient, Bob Sirkis, who owns the Fazoli’s of Valdosta, Georgia, was honored for achieving sales growth of 7.8 percent, including an annual guest increase of 8.4 percent. Earlier this year, he was named one of CNBC’s 50 Big Franchise Success Stories.
“Bob and his team’s passion for operational excellence is a shining example of the strength of the Fazoli’s business model,” said Carl Howard, president and chief executive officer of Fazoli’s.
At the conference, Fazoli’s also named its corporate and franchise General Managers of the Year. Kim Fraser, senior general manager of the corporate owned Fazoli’s in Edwardsville, Illinois, was honored for her consistency in delivering strong sales results. At the franchise level, Jonathan Earl of FazWest, LLC, in Springfield, Missouri, was recognized for his contributions to one of the company’s top-performing franchised locations.
Fazoli’s is America’s largest Italian fast-casual chain, serving freshly prepared entrees, Submarinos® sandwiches, salads and pizza.