Every year, Checkers & Rally’s celebrates its system’s top performers through its esteemed President’s Club.
To earn this recognition, franchisees accumulate points in sales growth, guest feedback, speed of service and store openings and reimages. This year, Rick Silva, the president and CEO of Checkers & Rally’s, announced that 17 franchise groups achieved the honor, which includes 25 franchisees and six field leaders. With nearly 150 franchisees and approximately more than 15,000 employees in the Checkers & Rally’s system, the President’s Club is an observance and celebration of not only the brand’s top franchisees, but those who represent the best in the industry.
“This honor showcases our tremendous franchisees and company operators and the passion they have for our brand,” Silva said. “We’re honored to recognize the incredible accomplishments of the franchisees who continuously reinforce the Checkers culture. These winners are the reason we are such a vibrant growth brand today, and because of them, we will continue to take great strides and achieve success well into the future.”
Being inducted into the President’s Club comes with much more than the system-wide recognition—franchisees are also invited to celebrate their success at the President’s Club Cruise. This year’s cruise explored beautiful Alaska, with two planned excursions, cocktail parties, specialty dinners and more.
The recent President’s Club announcement comes at time whenCheckers & Rally’s is on the verge of significant growth. For more than 30 years, the iconic brand’s proven track record for success has helped carry it to national ubiquity. Today, the brand boasts more than 800 restaurants throughout the country—and if 2016 is any indication, they’re just getting started. During the first half of 2016 alone, the brand inked deals with 37 franchisees—marking a significant growth throughout the entire Checkers & Rally’s franchise system. Additionally, the brand celebrated its fifth consecutive year of same-store sales growth and counting —an achievement that has consistently beat out the average for the hamburger quick-service restaurant category.
“At Checkers & Rally’s, we’re focused on a continued effort to always improve—to always be the best version of ourselves. The impact of this dedication is seen in our numbers, as more and more franchisees not only want to join our brand, but thrive with our brand. This is evident just by taking a look at this year’s impressive lineup of President Club’s honorees,” Silva said. “We’re excited to see where the rest of the year takes us.”