My Girlfriend’s Kitchen, a top four franchise in the do-it-yourself meal preparation industry, has received a Franchise 50 award. The awards recognize the top 50 franchise companies with the highest levels of overall franchisee satisfaction, as well as Best in Category and Honorable Mention awards in 16 industry categories. My Girlfriend’s Kitchen was recognized in the food franchise category with an honorable mention.
“We are so happy to be honored in this way,” says Jennifer Jackenthal, President and Co-Founder of My Girlfriend’s Kitchen, “It is amazing to think that once upon a time we were just two girlfriends operating out of my kitchen, now we are hundreds of girlfriends strong with 66 stores in 22 states across the nation.”
The Franchise 50 Awards were announced at the International Franchise Association's Annual Convention held February 24-27, 2007 at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Franchise Business Review surveyed more than 65,000 franchisees representing more than 300 companies.
"The Franchise 50 Awards are like the People’s Choice Awards of franchising," said Franchise Business Review founder and president Eric Stites. "Franchisee satisfaction and success is where the rubber meets the road in every franchise system. The Franchise 50 Awards are so important because it’s not us saying these companies are great, it’s their own franchisees – the real franchise experts."
The Franchise 50 Awards survey itself consisted of a total of 40 questions. The first 20 questions were specific to the franchisees’ satisfaction with their franchise system. Questions addressed five main areas: Training & Support, Franchise System, Franchisor Relationship, Financial Opportunity and Overall Satisfaction. The remaining 20 questions were focused on market area, business lifestyle, demographic and personal skills questions. Companies were ranked based on a proprietary formula taking into account each company’s average satisfaction score, system size and rate of franchisee participation.
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About My Girlfriend’s Kitchen
Developed by real-life girlfriend’s Marcia Hales and Jennifer Jackenthal, My Girlfriend's Kitchen (mygirlfriendskitchen.com) is the ultimate in meal preparation convenience and productivity. The Girlfriend’s meal assembly process makes it ridiculously easy for today’s busy people to serve their families healthy, delicious, home-cooked dinners. My Girlfriend's Kitchen takes care of all the menu planning, shopping, slicing, dicing and cleaning up. After just 2 hours at My Girlfriend's Kitchen, customers create 12 ready-to cook entrees.