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.
1997: Employer of the Year & Best of Philly
The Rose Group was recognized by Boston Chicken, Inc. as "Employer of the Year" for its Boston Market and Einstein Bros. Bagel concepts. Both concepts were also named "Best of Philly" by Philadelphia Magazine. We were also honored by Applebee's Services Inc. with The Abe Gustin Franchisee of the Year award with our team being the first franchisee to receive this honor.