The Subway restaurant chain said that it has named the father and son team of Tom and Lee Jamieson of Jaco Oil Co.’s Fastrip Food Stores in Bakersfield, Calif., as the recipients of its 2009 Franchisee of the Year award for single-unit owners in the chain’s North American markets during the company’s recent convention in Washington.
With 21 employees at the Subway restaurant and 350 under the corporate umbrella, the Jamieson family has been in the convenience store and gasoline business for 35 years. Looking to enhance operations at their Fastrip Food Stores, Lee and his father Tom became Subway franchisees in March 1994.
As Subway Franchisees of the Year, Tom and Lee are being honored for their accomplishments in building sales and increasing profitability while also achieving excellent store evaluations. They were selected from among the chain’s more than 12,000 North American franchisees.