Its not every day that we name an honorary Franchisee Of The Year. In fact, it only happens once a year!
It just so happens that 2011 was our first year to award one of our franchisees with this distinction. Lou Kathrakis, our knight in shining armor franchisee, took home the 2011 award. Lou and his restaurant in Shelton, CT have been together, very happily, since 2007. Lou even has plans to expand his Pancheros empire in the near future! You go, Lou.
So, if you see Lou at the Shelton, CT location, or if you're just lucky enough to see Lou walking down the street; stop and congratulate him! Also, ask to see his big trophy.
We weren't the only ones excited about this award, we had a few press people talking about Lou's success.
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Also, Lou's Mom wrote a really nice note to him. But I decided to be nice and not post that...yet.