In a spectacular gathering of executives, suppliers, franchise owners, and their dedicated employees, The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill® hosted its highly anticipated 2023 brand convention in Orlando, Florida. This two-day event was packed with enriching workshops, engaging team-building activities, valuable networking opportunities, and an impressive vendor showcase. Distinguished speakers, including Nick Della Penna, co-founder of The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, and Ray Titus, CEO of United Franchise Group™ (UFG), an affiliated brand of The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, graced the occasion with their insights. Renowned business experts, Danny Snow and Zack Oates, also shared their wisdom on enhancing the guest experience.
In-Depth Coverage of The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill’s 2023 Convention and Award Ceremony
The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, renowned for its delicious Mediterranean cuisine and vibrant dining experience, recently held its highly anticipated 2023 brand convention in the vibrant city of Orlando, Florida. This momentous event brought together an esteemed gathering of industry leaders, dedicated suppliers, passionate franchise owners, and their devoted teams.
Over the course of two action-packed days, attendees had the privilege of participating in an array of enriching workshops, engaging team-building activities, invaluable networking sessions, and an impressive vendor showcase. These activities provided an excellent opportunity for participants to enhance their industry knowledge, exchange ideas, and build meaningful connections within the thriving franchise community.
As a testament to the brand’s commitment to excellence, the convention featured a lineup of distinguished speakers who shared their insights and expertise. Among the notable speakers were Nick Della Penna, co-founder of The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, and Ray Titus, the esteemed CEO of United Franchise Group™ (UFG). UFG is a prominent entity within the franchise industry and proudly counts The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill as one of its affiliated brands.
Guests also had the privilege of hearing from esteemed business experts, Danny Snow and Zack Oates. Their presentations centered on the value of the guest experience and strategies for its improvement. These talks provided valuable insights into delivering exceptional customer service and creating memorable dining experiences.
The climax of this remarkable event was the awards ceremony, a moment of recognition and celebration for the brand’s top performers. These exceptional individuals and teams were honored for their outstanding contributions and unwavering dedication to The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill. The awards presented at the ceremony included:
MVP Award: Mike Fardous (Detroit, MI)
President’s Award: Scott Willis (Charleston, SC)
Circle of Excellence Inductees: The Colony, TX; Winter Garden, FL; Port St. Lucie, FL; Troy, MI; Lake Nona, FL; and Shelby Township, MI
Team Player: John David and Alexia Budko (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) and Kevin Carmean (Orlando, FL)
Rookie of the Year: Lakena & Andrew Van Vleet (Maple Grove, MN)
Overall Sales & Achievement: The staff of Shelby Township, MI
Customer Experience: The staffs of Shelby Township, MI; Rocky River, OH; West Bloomfield, MI; and Lake Nona, FL
Local Store Marketing: The staff of Mount Pleasant, SC
Community Service: The staff of Aurora, CO
Quality: The staff of Charleston, SC
Store Appearance: The staff of Mount Pleasant, SC
These awards celebrated excellence in various facets of The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill’s operations, including sales, customer service, community engagement, and overall quality. The recipients of these prestigious accolades exemplify the brand’s unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional dining experiences and contributing positively to their communities.
The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill proudly operates as a part of Big Flavor Brands™, the esteemed food service division of Starpoint Brands™. This division is part of a larger family of trusted companies affiliated with United Franchise Group™ (UFG). The brand’s association with UFG underscores its dedication to upholding industry standards and delivering excellence in the world of franchising.
The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill’s 2023 brand convention in Orlando, Florida, was a resounding success, bringing together industry leaders, suppliers, franchise owners, and their teams for two days of enriching activities and insightful presentations. The event culminated in an awards ceremony that recognized and celebrated the outstanding achievements of the brand’s top performers. These individuals and teams have consistently demonstrated excellence in various aspects of The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill’s operations, reflecting the brand’s unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional dining experiences and contributing positively to their communities. The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill’s affiliation with United Franchise Group™ and its place within Big Flavor Brands™ further emphasize its dedication to excellence in the franchise industry.
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