La Salsa Mexican Grill, the quick-casual fresh Mexican chain, announced today that it has honored Norris and Angeli Tongson as its 2009 Franchisee of the Year. Mr. and Mrs. Tongson own and operate a successful La Salsa restaurant in Hayward, California. The honor of 2009 Franchisee of the Year is being given to Mr. and Mrs. Tongson based on a continued commitment to quality, customer service, and sales growth at their restaurant.

This husband and wife team have owned and operated the Bay Area restaurant for approximately five years.

The location is customer friendly, with a large capacity of 60 persons, patio dining, and table side food delivery. “Norris and Angeli are ‘hands on’ owners whose restaurant is consistently at the top of Quality Assurance and guest satisfaction rankings,” said Charles Rink, President of La Salsa. “We are honored to have Mr. and Mrs. Tongson as part of our franchise community.”