The Rose Group named 2016 Franchisee of the Year by Applebee’s

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar honored franchisees and vendor partners for operational excellence, financial leadership and community engagement at the 2016 Applebee's Global Franchise Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. These annual awards recognize a selection of top organizations that have made a significant contribution to building the Applebee's brand as America's first choice neighborhood grill and bar, resulting in a positive impact on local neighborhoods around the world during the previous year.
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The Rose Group is named 2015 Franchise Developer of the Year by Corner Bakery Cafe

  Nearly 500 franchisee representatives, area developers, executives, corporate employees, general managers, sponsors, and vendors attended the conference in Carlsbad, CA. Corner Bakery Cafe recognized excellence across the country by honoring individuals who demonstrated commitment to the brand through performance, passion, and community involvement. "We are thrilled to be recognized by the home office for our strong year," says Jeff Warden, president and CEO of The Rose Group.  "Corner Bakery Cafe has a number of talented area developers in its system and for The Rose Group to be honored is truly humbling.  We are thankful for the hard work of the staff at each of our cafes as well as the commitment Corner Bakery Cafe shows towards its franchise developers." Corner Bakery - Horsham, PA - recipient of the Corner Bakery Cafe Ecosure Excellence Award. Corner Bakery - 17th and JFK in Philadelphia, PA - recipient of the Corner Bakery...

2015: The Rose Group named 2015 Franchisee of the Year by Applebee’s

Each year Dine Equity/Applebee’s recognizes the top performers in its network of 33 franchisees for their financial performance, operational excellence and community support.  The Rose Group was named the top performer in a variety of financial, operational, and community-building categories.  This is the fourth time The Rose Group has received the Franchisee of the Year award; the group was the original recipient at the inaugural presentation in 1997. “These award winners are the best of the best and demonstrate how we rely on our world-class franchisees and vendor partners to help us drive success,” said Applebee’s President Julia Stewart.  “I am proud to serve alongside these winners.” In addition to this honor, The Rose Group's Chief Operating Officer Bonnie Lippincott was named as Operator of the Year, winning the top individual award for her oversight of the company’s operational excellence. “Bonnie has an incredible, selfless drive to succeed for Applebee's,...

2014: The Rose Group Named Pennsylvania State Winner of 2014 Restaurant Neighbor Awards

The Rose Group, a leading franchisee of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and Corner Baker Cafe, has been named Pennsylvania’s State Winner of the 2014 Restaurant Neighbor Awards by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). The Rose Group will be acknowledged at the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association’s (PRLA) Spring Meeting Dinner at the Nittany Lion Inn, State College on Monday, April 8th. The Restaurant Neighbor Awards honor restaurants in the field of outstanding community involvement and innovative community programs. 
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The Rose Group is Corner Bakery Cafe’s 2013 Franchise Operating Partner of the Year

As the inaugural recipient of Corner Bakery Cafe’s Franchise Operating Partner of the Year, our team is proud to accept this 2013 award. This award recognizes our teams’ exemplary franchisee contributions which have directly impacted the success of The Rose Group and the Corner Bakery Cafe brand. The nominees were selected based on the partner’s leadership and performance in the categories of: sales increase, Best in Class guest relations, CORE & SAFE evaluation programs, and Java City BSA results. Scott Ridgway, Director of Operations, led The Rose Group team to the top by challenging everyone to grow the market, develop our employees, and always deliver on the brand’s promise to our guests. We are honored to be the first Franchise Operating Partner of the Year in the Corner Bakery Cafe brand system.

2013: The Rose Group is the 2013 recipient of the Heart of Applebee’s Award

The Rose Group has been an avid supporter of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation almost from its inception. Through our summer campaign, which we have built from the ground up, we have energized communities, other franchisees, individuals and sponsors to join us and raise much needed funds for the fight against pediatric cancer. To date the combined effort championed by The Rose Group has raised over 4 million dollars since 2005. This is the third time The Rose Group has won this Applebee’s honor. 

2012: Franchisee of the Year & Restaurant Neighbor Award

The Rose Group was honored by Applebee's/Dine Equity with The Abe Gustin Franchisee of the Year award.  This was our third time since the award's inception.  Additionally, our Applebee's team was awarded The Pennsylvania Restaurant Association's Restaurant Neighbor Award for the third time.

2009: Humanitarian Award and Neighbor Awards

Mr. Rose was recognized for receiving the and the company was awarded the Pennsylvania Neighbor Award for the second time and the Maryland Neighbor Award.  The Rose Group earned this award for its work with the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF).  We had been involved with ALSF since 2005 and had raised over $2.4 million towards pediatric cancer research in memory of Alexandra "Alex" Scott, who died of childhood cancer in 2004.  The Restaurant Neighbor Award honors restaurants and individuals that go above and beyond in community service, inspiring other restaurants to become more involved in their local communities.

2007: Applebee’s Operator of the Year Award

Honored by Applebee's/Dine Equity, our team lead by VP, Operation Bonnie Lippincott received the Applebee's Operator of the Year Award. 

2006: Restaurant Neighbor Award

The Pennsylvania Restaurant Association announced that we had been selected to receive the Restaurant Neighbor Award.  This award was created by the National Restaurant Association to highlight restaurants' outstanding community service and charitable efforts.

2005: Great Customer Service Awards

The Rose Group received numerous awards for: best training practices, most-improved staffing excellence, best-recruiting innovation practices, sales, quality operations, customer service, neighborhood involvement, and real estate development.  Mr. Rose received the prestigious honor of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (category: Consumer Services, area: Greater & Central Philadelphia).

2004: Franchisee of the Year, Again

We received the Abe Gustin Franchisee of the Year award again from Applebee's.