VANCOUVER, Dec. 14 /CNW/ - A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. is pleased
to announce that they have been awarded the Pinnacle Award for
Franchise Excellence for 2010. The company was presented with the
award at a luncheon at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on
December 3rd. Paul Hollands, A&W's President and CEO and Graham Cooke,
the company's Vice-President of New Restaurant Expansion, were on hand
to accept the award on behalf of the company.
"A&W has been a franchise business in Canada for over 50 years and we
have worked very hard to establish outstanding, win-win relationships
with our franchisees," said Hollands upon receiving the award. "We are
so very proud to have our work validated in this way. The Pinnacle
Award is highly prestigious and we are thrilled to be named as one of
Canada's top foodservice franchise chains."
Graham Cooke, who currently serves as Chair of the Board of the Canadian
Franchise Association, said the company has recently introduced a
multi-site franchise model that has been enormously successful in
attracting a new group of franchise customers. "We currently have paid
deposits for well over 100 franchises, all of which will become A&W
restaurants over the next 3-5 years." Cooke went on to say the company
will continue to target Ontario and Quebec as key growth markets in the
next few years.
The Pinnacle Awards are sponsored by Kostuch Publications Ltd. who
publish Foodservice and Hospitality magazine. A&W is featured in the
December issue along with other Pinnacle Award winning companies for
A&W is Canada's second largest hamburger chain. Operating
coast-to-coast, A&W restaurants feature famous trade-marked menu items
such as The Burger Family®, Chubby Chicken® and A&W Root Beer®.
SOURCE A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.
For further information: For further information:
J. Graham Cooke,
VP, New Restaurant Expansion
A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.