Gregg Hansen of Over Easy Management was named Franchise Partner of the Year as Huddle House recognized its top performing franchise partners during the Huddle House 2015 National Convention.
More than 400 franchisees, operators, and vendors converged on the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort in Stone Mountain, Georgia, for the annual three-day event that featured workshops, the awards celebration dinner, and keynote speaker Russ Umphenour, who shared how he and his teams created some of the most respected and iconic chains in the restaurant industry, such as Arby’s, Focus Brands and others.
“The growth and success of Huddle House over the past year would not have been possible without our outstanding franchisees,” Huddle House CEO Michael Abt says. “It’s an honor to be able to recognize those who consistently provide the highest food quality, hospitality and service to Huddle House guests and the communities they serve. They provide an inspiration to all of us.”
In addition to Franchise Partner of the Year, other major franchise partner and supplier awards presented during the annual conference and their recipients were:
The “Best of the Best” Award: RAK Food Service’s Matt Leonard and his team from Huddle House #659 in Robbinsville, North Carolina, were named “Best of the Best” grand prize winner. “Best of the Best” runner up went to Morrison Enterprises’ Huddle House #57 in Piedmont, Alabama, and the “Best of the Best” third-place winner was Gatekeeper Enterprises’ Huddle House #676 in Ripley, Mississippi. This award recognizes the top restaurants in the Huddle House system.
Star Marketing Award: RFBC Enterprises, LLC’s Cindy Christie of Franklin, North Carolina. This award is given to the Franchise Partner demonstrating excellence and commitment to local-store marketing, and to serving the local community.
Highest Sales Volume Restaurant: Frystown, Pennsylvania (Over Easy Management, Inc.).
Voice of the Customer: Gregg Hansen (Over Easy Management, Inc.).