Australian Franchise News – 02-05-12
Australia’s leading gelato franchise, Gelatissimo, has dominated Foxtel Lifestyle Channel’s I Love Food Awards 2012, by winning three state and one national award in the Favourite Dessert/Ice Cream/Gelato Category.
Gelatissimo won the Favourite Dessert/Ice Cream/Gelato category for ACT, Queensland and South Australia, with Queensland also taking out the prestigious national title of Favourite Dessert.
The ACT award was won by the Canberra City franchisees, Erwin and Cin Tanaja. The South Australian award was a combined effort by two Adelaide franchises, the Gouger Street gelateria owned by Gino Patini and Tony Glagliardi and the Rundle Street gelateria owned by Joe Calava.
However, the big winners were husband and wife team of Mark and Kathy Blake, whose hugely popular Mooloolaba gelateria won both the state and national titles.
“Seeing Gelatissimo honoured alongside some of Australia’s most iconic culinary names is immensely satisfying,” says Joint CEO, Domenico Lopresti. “It once again shows how the combination of Gelatissimo’s authentic Italian recipes and dedication to making gelato fresh in every single store using premium ingredients produces an artisan product that our competitors just can’t match.”
Domenico says the awards are testament to the commitment of Gelatissimo’s franchisees and their ability to deliver not just the best gelato in Australia, but a customer experience that brings devotees back, time after time.
“We congratulate not just our winning franchisees, but our whole network for their passion and devotion to creating premium products without compromise for our customers,” says Domenico. “They are what set us apart.”
The I Love Food Awards are Australia’s biggest people’s choice food awards, with over 134,000 votes cast in 27 categories.