Newfoundland Store Named National Franchisee of the Year

    ST. JOHN'S, June 4 /CNW/ - Nigel Beattie, President and Chief Operating
Officer of Mary Brown's Inc. today announced that the Mary Brown's store in
Paradise, Newfoundland, owned by husband and wife team Aubrey and Tanya
Bishop, has been named 2007 National Franchisee of the Year.
    "This award is given to a franchisee that not only meets but exceeds the
high operational standards of the Mary Brown's organization," said
Mr. Beattie. "The award recognizes a franchisee's commitment to such things as
quality, customer relations, cleanliness, and community involvement. Indeed,
the Bishops have excelled in these areas and are most deserving of this
    Greg Roberts, Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, said: "I
would like to personally congratulate Tanya and Aubrey for upholding the
system's highest standards and for their personal and financial commitment.
All employees at the Paradise store are also to be congratulated as they, too,
played an important role in achieving this award."
    Tanya Bishop said that she and her husband were surprised and delighted
when they found out that their store was the recipient of the national award.
She stressed that the key to a successful business is good customer relations,
hard work, and having a solid team around you.
    "We care about our customers and truly love coming into work every day
with a group of extraordinary staff that makes our job so much easier," added
Ms. Bishop. "Being named Franchisee of the Year is a wonderful accomplishment
and a great honor for us. We sincerely thank the Mary Brown's organization for
the unwavering support it has given us over the past couple of years, as well
as our loyal customers."
    The Bishops took ownership of the Paradise franchise in 2006 and have
12 employees on staff. The Franchisee of the Year Award is an annual award
independently voted upon by members of the Mary Brown's organization across
the country. The award recognizes a franchisee that holds the highest
standards of cleanliness, quality, customer satisfaction and community
involvement, resulting in exceptional service.

    Mary Brown's was started in Newfoundland and Labrador in 1969. Today it
boasts over 70 stores across Canada. The chicken franchisor is known for its
high quality and innovative food items. The company is 100% Canadian-owned,
and is a major contributor to the communities it serves in Newfoundland and
Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Alberta.

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