GPS Hospitality Selected as Georgia Fast 40 Company for Second
Franchisee Earns Recognition for Outstanding Three-Year Revenue & Employee Growth
ATLANTA – (June 24, 2016) – GPS Hospitality, a rapidly growing BURGER KING® and Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen franchisee, has been recognized as a fourth-place honoree at last night’s 2016 Georgia Fast 40 awards by the Atlanta chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG). This is the second consecutive year that the franchisee has been named to this prestigious list of high-performing Georgia companies in the “Upper-Middle Market” category, which were selected for their strong revenue and employment growth, as well as their ongoing contributions to the local business community.
GPS Hospitality’s goal-focused, talent-oriented approach to franchise management has played an integral role in the company’s ongoing success, which continues to receive local accolades. Earlier this year, the franchisee was recognized as Atlanta’s #1 fastest growing private company during the Atlanta Business Chronicle Pacesetter Awards.
“Within the last year, GPS Hospitality has nearly doubled our number of restaurants and successfully expanded into a new franchise brand thanks to the hard work and dedication of our tremendous team,” said Tom Garrett, CEO and Founder. “Being ranked among Georgia’s fastest-growing companies for the second year in a row is truly an honor, and I’m thrilled to share this award with the entire team at GPS Hospitality.”
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.
“The companies being honored this year exemplify ACG’s focus on driving middle-market growth and demonstrate the strength and significance of this sector in Georgia,” said Denise Boyd, ACG Atlanta chapter president.
To see the full list of ACG Georgia Fast 40 honorees, visit: www.acg.org/atlanta/acgatlantafast40.aspx
About GPS Hospitality
Founded in 2012, GPS Hospitality is a BURGER KING® and Popeyes® franchisee, operating 231 restaurants in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, 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 www.gpshospitality.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter..
About ACG Atlanta
ACG comprises more than 14,500 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 59 chapters in North America and Europe. Founded in 1974, ACG Atlanta is one of the oldest and most active chapters, providing the area’s executives and professionals a unique forum for exchanging ideas and experiences concerning organic and acquisitive growth. Programs include Atlanta ACG Capital Connection, The Georgia Fast 40 Honoree Awards and Gala, a Wine Tasting Reception, a Deal of the Year event as well as an active Women’s Forum and Young Professionals group. To learn more visit www.acg.org/atlanta
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