Cayman hosts Burger King's first regional summit

Burger King Cayman Islands hosted the first Burger King Regional Summit on July 6 and 7, giving Caribbean franchise owners fresh insight on the latest marketing, operations and development tools in the industry, as well as a rare franchise owner networking opportunity. 

Burger King Cayman Islands was recognized for being one of the top performing countries in the region and as a result, selected as the destination for the inaugural summit.  

The Cayman franchise, which has been in operation in the islands since 1982, gained a top “AAA” restaurant rating for overall performance in brand standards, with three out of four restaurants in Cayman making the top grade. 

Gary Rutty, Cayman Islands franchise owner, said, “It takes an entire team of fantastic employees to gain such a high recognition.”  

With the first summit hosted by local franchise owners Gary and Angel Rutty, the event will be held in a different island in the Caribbean each year to update the region on Burger King’s brand direction, marketing and operational activities, and to give franchise owners the opportunity to tour and dine in the local Burger King restaurants. 

“It was our pleasure to welcome the other Caribbean franchise owners to tour our restaurants and our island, and to share our experiences with them,” Mr. Rutty said. 

Cayman franchise owners Angel and Gary Rutty and General Manager Fred Dallas, on the right, share notes and burgers with Jose Almirall and Amelia Riba from Burger King’s head office.