Northern California Wienerschnitzel franchisee Farouk Diab, whose 17 restaurants include multiple Sacramento-area sites, has received national honors as one of the franchise industry’s “Most Valuable Performer” awardees.
He is one of only 10 franchisees in the country to receive MVP recognition, given annually by Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine. He earned his award in the “Spirit of Franchising” category. Magazine judges specifically cited the growth of franchise restaurants under Diab’s guidance, combined with his efforts supporting local communities where he does business.
Diab is marking his 40th anniversary with Wienerschnitzel, the Irvine-based chain that has more than 325 restaurants nationwide. Started in 1961, it calls itself the world’s largest hot dog chain.
According to the magazine, Diab immigrated to the United States from Israel in 1975, when he was 18. His first job job was working as a janitor at a Wienerschnitzel restaurant in San Jose. He ultimately worked every job that can be held in a Wienerschnitzel outlet.
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He plans to open at least two restaurants a year, according to the announcement.
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