VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 21, 2015) - Browns Socialhouse®, the fastest growing franchised full service restaurant chain in Canada, has been awarded GOLD again - the highest level of excellence - by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) at the annual gala celebrating the Awards of Excellence in Franchising. In addition to this repeat award, they were also awarded the Franchisee's Choice Designation for the second consecutive year.

Offering a premium casual dining experience complete with a high quality, diverse food menu in a vibrant and approachable, 'everybody-knows-your-name' style of environment, Browns Restaurant Group now has 38 premium casual restaurants open to date, of which there are 35 Browns Socialhouses across Canada in 5 provinces. This success has now been nationally recognized as Browns Restaurant Group was awarded the Gold in the category of 'New/Emerging Franchises' in addition to the Franchisee's Choice Designation, at the 2014 CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising on April 13th.

The Awards are presented annually to franchise brands that have demonstrated a dedication to superior franchisee relations, teamwork and communications. To be considered for the CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising, franchise systems must participate in a confidential electronic survey where franchisees are asked to rate their franchisor in areas such as leadership, training, support, communication, operations and marketing.

"This has been another incredibly exciting and important award for us," said Bruce Fox, COO & VP Development for Browns Restaurant Group. "It's awesome to see that our franchise owners have rated us so highly once again. This truly is a reflection of the relationships we have with our system and our commitment to building world class brands."

"More importantly this award speaks volumes about the quality of work our franchise owners achieve through their unrelenting passion and dedication towards making the Socialhouse concept and vision a success in each market they enter," adds Fox.

Browns Socialhouse® is growing rapidly across Canada, employing hundreds of individuals in locally owned franchises in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. The restaurant group, known for its fun, casual atmosphere, is continuing their expansion in Alberta and Ontario.

About Browns Restaurant Group:

Browns Restaurant Group has been making guests feel at home since 2004. With a growing list of locations throughout Canada, each Browns Socialhouse® is owned and operated by a community-minded Franchisee. The word "socialhouse®" is even trademarked to protect the brand. Browns President and CEO Scott Morison pioneered the Socialhouse concept and created more than a restaurant. Whether it's for a business lunch, after-work cocktail, celebratory get-together with family and friends or a comfortable, relaxed environment to watch the big game, Browns Socialhouse® is the place to be social. Visit, friend Browns Socialhouse® on Facebook and follow @BrownsSocialize on Twitter.

Contact Information:

Media Contact:
Browns Restaurant Group
Andrea Baxter
604.630.0885 ex 108