QSR International S.A., the master franchisee for the Quiznos brand in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, has been named International Master Franchisee of the Year at the recent “Better Than Ever” Quiznos Convention, held in Las Vegas, March 24-26.

The award is given annually to the most aggressive Quiznos Franchisee Group that expresses top leadership, operational excellence, product innovation, developmental growth, high regional sales, and market sustainability.

“There are many reasons for the success of QSR International,” says Lee Vala, chief development officer, Quiznos International. “It starts with the leadership of the group setting realistic goals and helping their executives reach them … We at Quiznos are proud to have Richard Eisenberg and Jed Silver as our master franchisees, and we look forward to a great future.”

QSR continues its aggressive expansion into Paraguay and Guyana. Just before being named International Master Franchisee of the Year, QSR International signed a five-unit development agreement with Apolo Import S.A. for Paraguay.

Apolo Import S.A., managed by Emerson Chemin, founder and president, and Matheus Chemin, vice president of operations, is a diverse company with a variety of holdings in excess of $100 million in annual revenues in both Paraguay and Brazil.

“Apolo Import is extremely well positioned in Paraguay and Brazil business networks,” says Pablo Fernandez, development manager, QSR International.

“They have a thorough knowledge of the market and their main plan is to become a major player in the fast food industry in both of these dynamic, growing countries … The opening of Paraguay will mark the 15th country opening for Quiznos by QSR International.”

Finally, on May 9, 2012, QSR International’s area developer in Guyana, Camex Inc., is scheduled to open it first restaurant in that nation’s capital, Georgetown. This will mark the 14th country QSR International has opened for Quiznos.

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