With its Burger King Brand Leadership Award, Burger King Corporation awarded 16 winners including Burns Rutty and Gary Rutty from the Cayman Islands.
The award celebrates the top 16 franchisees from more than 1,200 that operate Burger King restaurants worldwide. The recognition is given to franchisees that have excelled in operating their restaurants by developing their people and by investing in their businesses throughout the year.
‘These franchisees have consistently delivered extraordinary results in all areas of their businesses,’ said John Chidsey, chief executive officer of Burger King Corporation. ‘They are talented, committed individuals who run great restaurants and make significant contributions in the communities in which they operate.’
The winners of the 2008 Brand Leadership Award are Jay Amarosa (New Jersey); Gregor Baum and Lahsen Feddoul (Germany); Jack Cowin (Australia); Ana Gabriela Cejudo de Xacur and Alvaro Traconis (Mexico); Eduardo & Eduardo Jimenez Jr (Spain); Zubair Kazi (California); Carl & Eric Oppenheim (Maryland); Stan Paulauskas (Massachusetts);
Costa Peridakis (United Kingdom); Burns and Gary Rutty (Grand Cayman); Waheed Sadiq (Canada); Antonio J. Vierci (Paraguay); Constantine Vrailas (Tennessee); Todd Williams (Michigan); John & Mark Wright (Texas); and Munir Zeine (Kuwait).
The winners were nominated by their regional leaders and presented the awards at the 2008 Burger King Corporation’s Global Convention in Orlando, Florida.
The Burger King system operates more than 11,400 restaurants in all 50 states and in 70 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. Approximately 90 percent of Burger King’s restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades.
From left, Fred Dallas, operations manager; Linda Palmer; Burns Rutty, director; Armando Jacomino, BK cooperation president for Latin American and the
Caribbean; and Gary Rutty, managing director. Photo: