Freshii, the fast-growing health and wellness brand on a mission to help citizens of the world live better by making healthy food convenient and affordable, has been named No. 1 ‘Brand of the Year’ among FastCasual’s 2018 Top 100 Movers & Shakers. The award is a testament to Freshii’s industry-leading growth and commitment to leadership within the category.
For over a decade, the FastCasual Top 100 Movers & Shakers publication has been recognizing and celebrating brands that are making significant waves in the fast-casual space, above and beyond positive sales. This year’s list included 75 brands which judges narrowed down from over 800 submissions based on innovation, growth, social responsibility and overall contribution to the industry. Other brands included were Panera Bread, Shake Shack and Zoe’s Kitchen, while last year’s winner was Blaze Pizza.
Freshii CEO and Founder, Matthew Corrin shares his excitement about Freshii’s top spot, “We are so very honored and humbled. This will be marked as a major milestone and inflection point in the lifecycle of our mission and our culture at HQ – and across our entire franchise network.”
While the Freshii HQ team accepted the award, the win is truly shared across the entire global network.
“This recognition is dedicated to our franchise partners – those who believe in and execute our mission, every day,” says Melissa Gallagher, VP Marketing. “Without them, we wouldn’t have been able to become one of the fastest growing restaurant brands, to dominate 20 consistent quarters of SSS growth, to be among the first to make kale a lifestyle, to celebrate Drake dropping meat from his diet, to fuel the fans and athletes of the Winnipeg Jets and the Toronto Raptors and Toronto Maple Leafs, to bring avocados to 30,000 feet in the sky through our partnership with Air Canada, or feed thousands of children in developing countries through our charitable partnership with WE, everyday. Simply put, without them, we wouldn’t be able to deliver on our mission”.