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Atlanta’s GPS Hospitality Earns Top Honors as Georgia Fast 40 Company

June 12, 2015

Atlanta’s GPS Hospitality Earns Top Honors as Georgia Fast 40 Company

BURGER KING® Franchisee Recognized for Outstanding Three-Year Revenue & Employee Growth

ATLANTA – (June 12, 2015) – GPS Hospitality, an Atlanta-based BURGER KING® franchisee, has been recognized by the Atlanta chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG) as one of the top three honorees of 2015 Georgia Fast 40 in the Upper-Middle Market category.

In less than three years, GPS Hospitality has acquired 136 Burger King franchise locations through five acquisitions. By focusing on its goal-focused, talent-oriented approach to franchise management, GPS Hospitality sustains rapid growth by attracting and retaining the top talent in the quick service restaurant (QSR) food industry. GPS Hospitality aims to continue expansion under the leadership of industry veteran and former CEO of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Tom Garrett.

“The team’s hard work and shared vision to make our restaurants our guests’ favorite fast food destinations has positioned GPS Hospitality for further expansion and success,” said Tom Garrett, CEO and Founder. “Being ranked among Georgia’s fastest-growing companies is truly an honor. I’m thrilled to share this award with the entire GPS Hospitality team and our trusted partners at Nonami Investments and The Cynosure Group.”

Each year, ACG Atlanta honors Georgia-based middle market companies that demonstrate the greatest growth in revenue and employees over the prior three years. To be eligible for the Georgia Fast 40, companies must be headquartered in Georgia, be for profit, have the most recent year-end revenues ranging from $15 million to $500 million, and be able to demonstrate three years of sustained revenue and employment growth.

“We are very impressed with the caliber of companies that are being honored this year,” stated Dan Bauer, ACG Atlanta Chapter President. “These companies exemplify ACG’s focus on Middle-Market growth and demonstrate the strength and significance of this sector in Georgia.”

To see the full list of ACG Georgia Fast 40 honorees, visit:

About GPS Hospitality
Founded in 2012, GPS Hospitality is a BURGER KING® franchisee, operating 136 stores in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, 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

About The Cynosure Group
The Cynosure Group was founded to bring together the resources of a number of significant family offices, anchored by the Eccles family of Salt Lake City, to make private investments in a range of industries.

About Nonami Investments
Nonami Investments is a partnership of the Thomas G. Cousins family office which focuses on making investments into companies with exceptional management teams and attractive growth opportunities.

About ACG Atlanta

ACG Atlanta is the ultimate resource for professionals driving mergers and acquisitions. With more than 700 members and 25+ events per year, ACG brings together the dealmaking community, with more than 85% of its members reporting they have done business with fellow members. This results in real returns on investment for middle-market business leaders focused on building companies. Private equity professionals, investment bankers & intermediaries, attorneys, auditors & accountants, lenders, corporate development officers and company leaders make ACG the resource for opportunities, capital and services. To learn more visit

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