Ted Kergan receives SONIC's most prestigious award
OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC), the nation's largest chain of drive-in
restaurants, presented the Troy Smith Hall of Fame Award to franchisee
Ted Kergan of Lafayette, La.-based Kergan Brothers Inc. at the 2015
SONIC Convention in Kansas City, Mo., earlier this month. Named after
SONIC's founder, the Troy Smith Hall of Fame Award is SONIC's most
prestigious award, and is given to a franchisee that has worked with
SONIC for a noteworthy duration and has made a significant contribution
in terms of leadership, growth, positive influence and brand image.
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"Ted is well-respected among his franchisee peers in SONIC and he is a
source of great leadership and inspiration to his fellow franchisees,
colleagues and partners," said Clifford Hudson, CEO of Sonic Corp.
"Ted's character and integrity define him, and his generous spirit,
development of others and successfully confronting adversity captures
the spirit of a Troy Smith Hall of Fame Award recipient. He has helped
develop the brand over the years and helped make it what it is today."
Kergan Brothers, Inc. owns and operates 54 SONIC Drive-Ins in the
Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Acadiana and New Orleans markets in Louisiana.
Kergan works with his team to continually push toward the goal of
providing his guests with an amazing SONIC experience.
"To be recognized for this prestigious award is very humbling and
emotional for me because I am now placed in the same category with
fellow franchisees who have taught me a lot about the business," said
Ted Kergan, chief executive officer of Kergan Brothers, Inc. "Troy Smith
was among my SONIC mentors and I am delighted to receive the award named
for a man I both respected and admired."
Kergan gives back to the SONIC brand by serving in numerous capacities
including membership on the executive committee of SONIC's franchisee
advisory council. Kergan and his team give back to the communities by
working with more than 250 schools across the state of Louisiana and
volunteering with non-profit organizations including the Boys & Girls
Club and American Cancer Society.
About SONIC, America's Drive-In
SONIC, America's Drive-In, is the nation's largest drive-in restaurant
chain serving more than 3 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent
of SONIC's 3,500 drive-in locations are owned and operated by local
business men and women. Over the past 60 years, SONIC has delighted
guests with signature menu items, more than 1.3 million drink
combinations and friendly service by iconic Carhops. To learn more
about Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ/NM: SONC), please visit sonicdrivein.com
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