Greensboro, NC October 8, 2021 – Quality Restaurant Group (QRG) was presented with the prestigious Fast 50 Award on October 7, 2021 and was ranked as the number 1 fastest growing company in the Triad region of North Carolina. The Triad Business Journal’s Fast 50 Awards program celebrates the successes of private businesses and the teams that make it happen.
“I am proud of all the team has accomplished the past few years” said Matt Slaine, Chief Executive Officer. “We have created a platform that has enabled us to grow organically and inorganically and build the core foundation of a great company for many years to come. Most importantly this honor goes to our operations teams in the field who keep the lights on and create great experiences for all of our customers. These team members have worked tirelessly every day through the pandemic, continuous supply chain disruptions, unprecedented labor market tightness, and many other obstacles they turned into opportunities.”
To be eligible for Fast 50, companies had to be private, for-profit companies with U.S. headquarters based in the Triad. They must also have completed three full fiscal years, with at least $2 million in revenue in 2020.
“QRG’s growth has been exceptional considering the unprecedented challenges faced by our operations teams everyday” said Matt Zeiger, Chief Financial Officer. “We are fortunate to have four iconic brands led by experienced teams with an unrivaled spirit of tenacity. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the QRG story and help create a platform for continued growth”.
“The entire team, from our restaurants to our Restaurant Support Center, has worked tirelessly on not only building the business during these unprecedented times but creating a highly desirable employee experience by embracing our People First culture” said Nicole Hethcox, Vice President of People Services and Human Resources. “It is such an honor for QRG to be recognized for growth. I feel very fortunate to be part of QRG and for having the opportunity to serve and support all our restaurants.”
Quality Restaurant Group was founded in 2017 with a strong focus on developing a world-class multi-branded quick service and fast casual restaurant franchising business. Our leaders have a vision of becoming QUALITY franchisee entrepreneurs that believe in a QUALITY PEOPLE-FIRST culture that drives an unparalleled spirit of customer service for our guests in our restaurants. QRG owns and operates over 350 restaurants in 15 states across the Pizza Hut, Arby’s, Sonic Drive-In, and Moe’s Southwest Grill brands.