Amos recognized at 2012 Business Leader of the Year Awards dinner.
Jim Amos, CFE, chairman and CEO of Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie, will be honored with the Nashville Business Leader Legend Award at the 2012 Business Leader of the Year Awards dinner on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at the Brentwood Country Club.
The Business Leader of the Year Awards dinner is held to recognize and honor the best and brightest business men and women in Nashville and its surrounding areas. This year, 30 talented, successful honorees will be recognized as exceptional leaders in their business category.
The Nashville Business Leader Legend Award will be the highlight of the ceremony. Amos is being honored with this prestigious award for his exceptional leadership as the former CEO of Mail Boxes Etc. and as the current CEO of Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie. Amos has been a leader in both business and civic endeavors. He was also recently named to the International Franchise Association (IFA) Hall of Fame.
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Since its inception in 1987, Tasti D-Lite’s popularity has grown largely by word of mouth and has resulted in a huge base of raving fans who line up day and night to get their favorite guilt-free treat, available in more than 100 flavors. In 2008 the company launched its first franchise program. Since then, the company has grown to 60 locations across three countries and has already secured commitments to open more than 500 locations around the world in the coming years. In December 2011 Tasti D-Lite acquired Planet Smoothie which has more than 100 units in operation, mainly in Georgia and Florida. Over the coming months, Tasti D-Lite products will be added to select Planet Smoothie stores and likewise Planet Smoothie menu offerings will be made available to Tasti D-Lite locations. The two brands are poised for growth throughout the U.S. and around the world with plans to build a global franchise network through a combination of single- and multi-unit franchises, area developers and international master franchises.
Tasti D-Lite, a pop culture favorite, has been featured in numerous movies and TV programs such as “30 Rock,” “Sex and the City,” “The Apprentice” and most recently in “My Idiot Brother.”
Update: Click here to see Business Leader magazine’s article about the award.