New Port Richey, Fla. - August 30, 2011 - At the SUBWAY® restaurant chain annual convention held in San Francisco in July, Manitowoc Foodservice was the recipient of two distinguished awards that recognized excellence in customer service and innovation.
John Klingenberger, vice president of global accounts for Manitowoc Foodservice, accepted the SUBWAY® chain Innovation award on behalf of Manitowoc Ice, manufacturer of ice machines and Merrychef, manufacturer of accelerated cooking ovens, for its innovative products over the last year. According to the SUBWAY® sandwich chain, these two brands continuously look for new ways to improve their eikonTM e4 speed ovens and IndigoTM Ice Series ice machines in order to help the SUBWAY® chains improve efficiency and service.
Klingenberger received the Excellence in Customer Service award. This award was given in recognition of Klingenberger's responsiveness and willingness to go above and beyond what other suppliers do to provide exceptional customer service to the SUBWAY® franchisees.
These awards were presented by Jan Risi, President of the SUBWAY® franchisee-run Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC).
"We are pleased and proud to continue providing innovation to the SUBWAY® chain for the future success of their franchisees and I was proud to have accepted and received the awards. I know the Manitowoc Foodservice/SUBWAY® chain team has become stronger every year," said Klingenberger.
About SUBWAY® Restaurants
Headquartered in Milford, Connecticut, and with regional offices in Amsterdam, Beirut, Brisbane, Miami and Singapore, the SUBWAY® chain was co-founded by Fred DeLuca and Dr. Peter Buck in 1965. Their partnership, which continues today, marked the beginning of a remarkable journey - one that has made it possible for thousands of individuals to build and succeed in their own business.
In the 2010 Zagat® Fast Food Survey, the SUBWAY® brand was ranked "number one" by consumers in the "Most Popular," "Top Service" and "Healthy Options" categories for food brands with 5,000 or more locations. SUBWAY® restaurants were also recently ranked as the most loved Fast Food Chain in the U.S., according to Amplicate, a research firm, that specializes in the public opinions of social media users.
For more information about the SUBWAY® chain, visit www.subway.com. SUBWAY® is a registered trademark of Doctor's Associates Inc.