Local Casual Dining Restaurant Honored for Exceptional Marketing Execution and Sustained Growth

Local entrepreneur and Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar of Waldorf owner, Pank Presswala was recently recognized at the Boston Pizza & Boston’s 2016 Franchisee Conference as a distinguished recipient of the restaurant’s Marketer of the Year Award and newly found member of The President’s Club.

Surrounded by fellow colleagues at the franchise’s national conference in Toronto, Presswala and integral staff members including General Manager Dave Widenor and Marketing Manager Victoria Oleksak were recognized for their commitment to excellence in planning and executing all of Boston's national promotions, as well as developing local store marketing programs that warranted positive results over the entire year.

“Boston’s in Waldorf has continually pushed the envelope of connecting with their community,” said Brad Bevill, V.P. of Marketing at Boston’s U.S. headquartered in Dallas. “Whether it be one of several fundraisers they have hosted or innovative programs like reintroducing our Heart-Shaped Pizzas as a Mother’s Day special, Pank and his team are leaders in our organization.”

Presswala was also inducted into Boston Pizza International’s President’s Club which recognizes superior franchisees and their peers for overall performance, impressive level of accomplishments, and sustained growth, not only on the financial level, but on the overall efforts of the team. Inductees are evaluated based on the caliber of management abilities and practices.

“Being recognized as the Marketer of the Year and inductee into The President’s Club validates all of the hard work my team and I have put forth over the last 12 months,” said Presswala. “Our commitment to providing an exceptional restaurant experience is contagious and is exemplified through every single one of my staff members working at the Waldorf location. This award will only fuel our passion further for operational excellence and continued commitment to our loyal followers in the community.”

The Waldorf restaurant is no stranger to supporting their local community through partnerships and charitable outreach. Over the last seven years, the restaurant has donated over $50,000 to a multitude of charities and were also the recipient of Boston’s “Big Heart” Award in previous years, which recognizes franchisees that have gone above and beyond for their communities.

“We are more than grateful to have Pank Presswala and his team continually step up as leaders in our growing franchise system,” said Troy Cooper, Chief Operating Officer of Boston’s. “Since first joining Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, Pank has been dedicated to upholding exemplary practices in operational execution and guest experience. The Waldorf location continues to serve as an All-Star example for our franchise partners across the country and we look forward to seeing what the future has in store for their team.”

Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar’s is a Dallas-based concept that combines a family-friendly restaurant and sports bar under one roof. With 29 U.S. locations operating in 22 states, Boston’s is currently ranked amongst the America’s best franchises and is currently ranked No. 71 on Entrepreneur magazine’s ‘America’s Top Global Companies’ list, and No. 89 on the 2015 Franchise Times Top 200 (Plus 300) list.


Boston’s is both a family-friendly casual dining restaurant and an energetic sports bar, all under one roof. For over 50 years, Boston’s has specialized in providing a relaxing atmosphere and fabulous food to parties of all sizes. Boston’s motto is “We’ve gotcha covered,” and with 80+ menu items, primarily made in-house, they deliver on having something for every occasion and taste. The company is currently ranked No. 71 on Entrepreneur magazine’s ‘America’s Top Global Companies’ list and No. 89 on the 2015 Franchise Times Top 200 (Plus 300) list. With sales exceeding $1 Billion in system-wide gross sales, Boston’s grows through franchising and is currently looking to expand around the US and Mexico. Interested in opening in the Midwest, Texas, Southern California or Michigan? Visit today.

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