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Atlanta-based GPS Hospitality Wins Burger King Corp.’s Global Franchisee of the Year

November 19, 2018

BURGER KING® Franchisee Earns Top Honors at 2018 Burger King Convention

BURGER KING® Corporation on Nov. 13 named Atlanta-based GPS Hospitality its Global Franchisee of the Year at the 2018 BURGER KING® National Convention, where the company was also given the North America Franchisee of the Year Award and honored with the Gold Crown Award.

“Each year, our Global Franchisee Excellence program shines light on our top franchisees,” President of Burger King North America Chris Finazzo said. “We were thrilled to recognize GPS Hospitality for their great 2018 performance.”

GPS Hospitality, which operates nearly 400 Burger King restaurants in 11 states, joined dozens of franchisees at the convention in Orlando, a gathering to share business updates, discuss best practices and celebrate accomplishments.

“GPS Hospitality is honored to be recognized as the top Burger King franchisee in the world,” GPS Hospitality CEO and Founder Tom Garrett said. “Our team members are dedicated to putting our guests first every day, and we are proud of their commitment to representing both GPS Hospitality and the Burger King brand with the very highest standards.”

Burger King awarded GPS Hospitality with these honors based on a variety of benchmarks, including profitability, traffic, speed of service, guest satisfaction, sales growth and new restaurant development. In 2018, GPS will complete 41 Burger King remodels and open 11 new restaurants.

“Our team has worked tirelessly over the past six years to be a great ambassador for the brand by bringing our Goal Focused, People Oriented and Service Obsessed values to life. We are thrilled by the recognition from Burger King,” Garrett said. “We look forward to continuing to raise the bar of excellence across our entire organization.”


About GPS Hospitality
Founded in 2012, GPS Hospitality is a BURGER KING® franchisee operating nearly 400 restaurants in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. GPS Hospitality seeks to become our guests’ favorite QSR destination by implementing our brand values of being Goal Focused, People Oriented and Service Obsessed. For more information, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Burger King Worldwide
Founded in 1954, the BURGER KING® brand is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®, the BURGER KING® system operates more than 14,000 locations in approximately 100 countries and U.S. territories. Almost 100 percent of BURGER KING® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. The BURGER KING® brand is owned by Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX,NYSE:QSR), one of the world’s largest quick service restaurant companies with more than $30 billion in system-wide sales and over 25,000 restaurants. To learn more about the BURGER KING® brand, please visit the BURGER KING® brand website at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.