On Dec. 28, 2015, Justin “Juice” Schmidt and Scott Schmidt of the Schmidt Family Restaurant Group, whose headquarters is located in Portsmouth, has completed the acquisition of 25 company-owned Wendy’s restaurants in the Charleston/Huntington, West Virginia market. The franchise previously owned and operated 14 restaurants across Ohio and West Virginia.
Juice Schmidt said, with the acquisition, the Franchise will operate 22 Wendy’s restaurant locations in West Virginia, 13 in Ohio, and 4 in Kentucky.
“This is an exciting time for our company and I am proud to be a part of such a capable team,” Juice Schmidt, President of Schmidt Family Restaurant Group, said.
During the more than 40 years with Wendy’s, Schmidt Family Restaurant Group has been recognized with multiple system awards for franchise operations. In 2006 they were recognized with a Wendy’s Founder’s Award for excellent operations, people development, local marketing and reinvestment; and in 1996 with a Wendy Award for outstanding operations.
In addition, in 2013, Scott Schmidt was recognized with a Wendy’s Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award for extraordinary efforts and significant contributions to the Wendy’s Brand.
In addition to the Wendy’s franchise, Schmidt Family Restaurant Group owns and operates four Buffalo Wild Wings locations in Ohio and Kentucky, with a fifth to open in Pikeville, Kentucky in 2016. The company also has a LaRosa’s Family Pizzeria in Jackson, Ohio.
Juice and Scott Schmidt at Wendy’s Headquarters in Dublin, Ohio on the day of signing to acquire 25 additional Wendy’s Restaurants in the tri-state area.
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