Notre Dame Food Services Director Chris Abayasinghe accepts the Franchisee of the Year Award at the annual Au Bon Pain Company Conference awards dinner.
Au Bon Pain recently recognized Notre Dame Food Services’ Hesburgh Library location as Franchisee of the Year. Chris Abayasinghe, Director of Notre Dame Food Services, received the award on behalf of NDFS at the International Company and Franchise Conference on September 29, 2014 in Boston. It’s a great honor for NDFS and the collective work of many members of their staff and management team.
The Au Bon Pain award committee selected NDFS using the following criteria:
Au Bon Pain in the Hesburgh Library
The Hesburgh Library Au Bon Pain has been a popular destination since its inception in November of 2012. Last year alone, their transactions totaled 369,484. They sell approximately 86,000 cups of coffee, 29,000 cookies and 80,000 sandwiches and wraps each year, drawing customers from across campus.
Au Bon Pain numbers over 300 café bakeries worldwide, including stores in India and Thailand.