ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (March 3, 2020) – Ten Hardee’s general managers have won the Founders Award, which is the top award given out by the largest Hardee’s franchisee in the country, Boddie-Noell Enterprises. The Founders Award is given annually to the company’s top restaurant general managers.
The individuals and restaurants represent the best among the 346 Hardee’s restaurants operated by the company across four states. The winners were selected on an established set of criteria for operational excellence in 2019. The annual award is given in honor of the company’s three founders, Mayo Boddie, Sr., the late Nicholas Boddie, Jr. and the late W. Carleton Noell, who opened Boddie-Noell’s first Hardee’s in 1962.
The annual recognition and celebration of the winners was held at the company’s Rose Hill Conference Center near Nashville, N.C. Winning general managers received a cash award and a plaque. Gifts were also awarded earlier to their restaurant teams for their 2019 performance.
The Founders Award winners are: general manager Darline Cole with the Hardee’s in Hertford, senior general manager James Speller, Jr. with the Hardee’s on Highway 17 in Elizabeth City, general manager Ramona Wilson with the Hardee’s in Lowell, Va., general manager Valerie Baker with the Hardee’s in Camden, general manager Linda Watkins with the Hardee’s of Madison, general manager Angela Harris with the Hardee’s in Bluefield, Va., general manager Nicole Bullard with the Hardee’s in Battleboro, general manager Ashley Long with the Hardee’s in Gordonsville, Va., general manager Merari Rogers with the Hardee’s in St. Paul, Va. and general manager Clarisa Miller with the Hardee’s in Wise, Va.
About Boddie-Noell Enterprises
With over 50 years success as a Hardee’s franchisee, family-owned Boddie-Noell is the largest Hardee’s franchise operator in the United States with 346 restaurant locations in four states. The company is based in Rocky Mount, N.C. For more information, visit www.bneinc.com.