Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) has awarded Pizza Pizza Limited with its prestigious 2015 Hall of Fame Award. The Canadian-based restaurant chain, which operates Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73, was recognized for the outstanding performance of its franchisees.
Ken LeBlanc, President and CEO of PropertyGuys.com (left) presenting the CFA Hall of Fame Award to Sebastian Fuschini, Vice President of Franchising at Pizza Pizza Limited. Fuschini accepted the award on the evening of April 13 at an awards gala in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
“The entire team at Pizza Pizza is honored to accept such a respected award from our industry peers,” said Fuschini. “Pizza Pizza is committed to a culture that is respectful, compassionate and performance-driven. Our success comes from a foundation of shared values and goals among our network of employees and franchisees. Winning this award is a great accomplishment and our franchise operators should be very proud of their hard work.”
The CFA Hall of Fame Award recognizes outstanding performance by a franchise system over a significant period of time. Winners have high brand awareness (on either a regional or national scope) and are recognized for their solid business performance. Award-winners also exhibit leadership in the franchise community in many ways including: encouraging excellence through sharing best practices; participating in speaking engagements; exhibiting a willingness to mentor new franchisors, and raising the profile of the franchise business model.
“The CFA Recognition Awards are about excellence in the franchise community,” said Lorraine McLachlan, President and Chief Executive Officer for CFA. “Franchising is a significant and growing business sector in Canada making positive contributions to the Canadian economy and the community-at-large. Our CFA Recognition Awards celebrate these contributions. We congratulate Pizza Pizza on this significant achievement.”
Pizza Pizza also accepted an award for the Franchisees’ Choice Designation. This designation is awarded by the company’s franchisees and highlights the company’s overall brand. The recognition from the designee attracts the best and most-qualified prospective franchisees.
The Pizza Pizza network comprises 634 traditional and non traditional locations in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia, which are owned and operated by the company and its franchise partners.
Pizza Pizza continues to look for aspiring entrepreneurs to join its growing network, particularly in Quebec, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia. To learn more about franchising opportunities with the pizza chain, visit: www.pizzapizza.ca/franchising
About The Canadian Franchise Association
The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) is the recognized authority on franchising in Canada. With almost 600 corporate members nation-wide, representing many of Canada's best-known brands, CFA is the indispensable resource for the franchise community and advocates on behalf of franchisors and franchisees in Canada to enhance and protect the franchise business model. CFA promotes excellence in franchising and educates Canadians about franchising, specific franchise opportunities and proper due diligence through its many events, programs, publications, and websites (www.cfa.ca and www.LookforaFranchise.ca).
About Pizza Pizza Limited
With more than 730 locations spread across seven provinces, Pizza Pizza Limited is Canada´s pizza pioneer and a quick-service restaurant leader. The company operates two banners, Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73, that together with its network of operators and franchise partners, deliver quality food choices, diverse menus and exciting promotions for all tastes, lifestyles and budgets. Since 1967, Pizza Pizza Limited has been guided by a vision to provide the “best food, made especially for you” with a focus on quality ingredients, customer service, continuous innovation and community involvement. Visit www.pizzapizza.ca and www.pizza73.com for more information.