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Park City, UT, United States, 2007/05/18 - Utah Business Magazine features My Girlfriend’s Kitchen President, Jennifer Jackenthal, in 30 Women to Watch Article - mgfk.com.
Jennifer Jackenthal, President and Co-founder of Salt Lake City based company, My Girlfriend’s Kitchen, has been named one of the 2007 30 Women to Watch in Utah Business Magazine. With its continued growth in popularity and franchise sales, it is no wonder why the Utah business community is keeping an eye on Jackenthal and My Girlfriend’s Kitchen.
Approximately 150 candidates were vying for this honor, according to Jacob Moon, Managing Editor of Utah Business Magazine, “We had more than 130 nominations come in and internally we compiled a list of about 20 women who are standouts in the local business community.” Moon says My Girlfriend’s Kitchen has shown measurable success as a company with Ms. Jackenthal at the helm. “We choose women who have proven their leadership skills in the business environment and are making a difference in their industry.” Moon says, “My Girlfriend’s Kitchen is definitely making its mark in a popular industry.”
Moon is correct, meal assembly stores are gaining attention all over the nation, in fact, according to leading trade journals it’s one of the hottest franchising trends in America, and My Girlfriend’s Kitchen is at the top of the list. Nationally recognized as the top four meal-assembly franchise, My Girlfriend’s Kitchen has been featured in Time Magazine and on NBC’s TODAY Show. Since co-founding My Girlfriend's Kitchen in 2003, Jackenthal has been a driving force in growing this company from one store in Salt Lake City, UT to more than 56 stores in operation across America by this summer. My Girlfriend’s Kitchen has also been nationally recognized by store owners with its recent Franchise 50 award in the food franchise category. “I am honored to be included by Utah Business Magazine as part of this amazing group of women,” says Jennifer Jackenthal. “I love my job, which is focused on helping others be successful business owners and impact their communities in such a productive way; by providing an easy and healthy dinner solution for their customers.”
In addition to being President and Co-founder of My Girlfriend’s Kitchen, Jackenthal is the mother of two school-aged children and an active member of Entrepreneur’s Organization.
About My Girlfriend's Kitchen
Developed by real-life girlfriend’s Marcia Hales and Jennifer Jackenthal, My Girlfriend's Kitchen (mgfk.com) was started in Jennifer’s Park City, Utah home kitchen in 2003. Today, Hales and Jackenthal lead a team of food, franchising and operations professionals with 67 purchased franchises in 23 states across the nation. 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. More information about My Girlfriend’s Kitchen, including location, menus and franchise opportunities, is available online.