Mary Shead Named U.S. General Manager of The Year by T.G.I. Friday’s

by | Mar 28, 2017 | News Releases

Mary Shead of Tom’s River Named U.S. General Manager of The Year at T.G.I. Friday’s Owners Conference

TOM’S RIVER, NJ (March 14, 2017) – Mary Shead, General Manager at T.G.I. Friday’s in Tom’s River took home a top honor at the 2016 T.G.I. Friday’s Owners Conference, winning U.S. Franchise General Manager of the Year. The national winners were announced during an Awards Gala at the annual T.G.I. Friday’s Owners Conference held in Dallas, Texas.

“The T.G.I. Friday’s Awards are highly competitive and selected from over 450 different domestic franchisees nationwide,” said Rick Sell, Vice President of Operations for the Metz Group. “This honor demonstrates Mary’s passion for people and dedication to growing the Tom’s River team through close mentorship and teambuilding workshops.”

The US Franchise General Manager of the Year Award was presented to Shead for outstanding development, customer service, sales and contribution to the business and community. The Metz Group, which owns and operates T.G.I. Friday’s in Tom’s River, also was awarded U.S. Franchise Group of the Year.

More than 1,000 T.G.I. Friday’s general managers, corporate leaders, franchise owners, operators and supplier partners representing dozens of countries gathered for the annual conference. The highly sought after awards are analyzed by Carlson Restaurants Worldwide Inc., a privately held Minneapolis-based parent company of T.G.I. Friday’s, and are based on financial sales results, restaurant reviews and cleanliness scores.

About The Metz Group

The Metz Group consists of 11 award-winning T.G.I. Friday’s franchises in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Locations include restaurants in Easton, PA, Mechanicsburg, PA, Quakertown, PA, State College, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Williamsport, PA, Scranton, PA, Brick, NJ, Manahawkin, NJ, Toms River, NJ and Turnersville, NJ.