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    HuHot Hands Out Top Honors

  • Industry News October 15, 2010
    HuHot Mongolian Grills, LLC., held its annual Franchise Meeting in Denver, Colorado, on Oct. 4-5 and recognized four of their franchisees for their outstanding performance over the past year.

    Restaurant of the Year: Rochester, Minnesota (TRICOR Enterprises, LLC)
    Based on sales growth, consistency in operations, and guest satisfaction.
    • Double digit sales growth from January through August 2010
    • Consistent Ecosure® and SRC mystery shop scores
    • Marketing Committee member – elected by peers

    Franchise Owner of the Year: David Lindenstruth of Appetize, Inc.
    Based on sales and company growth, consistency in operations, marketing and operations innovation, and guest satisfaction.
    • 50% growth in new unit openings this year
    • Developed a strong team to execute openings, operations and marketing
    • Innovation with online ordering, catering, “taste of” events and mobile marketing

    Hospitality Award: Topeka, Kansas (Restaurants, Inc.)
    Based on highest overall SRC mystery shop scores: 98.15 percent.

    Sales Award: Rochester, Minnesota (TRICOR Enterprises, LLC)
    Based on sales increases brought about through innovation, creativity, drive, and a commitment to excellence.
    • Sales growth as high as +31.13 percent
    • Aggressive marketing with a local sponsorship of 25 youth soccer teams
    • Staff incentives – excites healthy competition amongst restaurant staff

    Campaign for Consistency Leader: Mona and Leron Wagner of L&M Family Restaurants, Inc., and W&W Ventures
    Based on operations and marketing consistency and excellence.
    • Collaborative effort on the development of local marketing materials
    • Partners with franchisors on new operations initiatives
    • Works hand-in-hand with restaurant management and staff

    Franchisees received a set of HuHot engraved beverage glasses from Simon Pearce as a symbol of the recognition.

    HuHot plans to host a Franchise Meeting every 18 months at a different location to bring all franchisees together to present corporate initiatives, invoke franchisee interaction, and present awards to top franchisees.