RIVERSIDE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, October 4, 2012, Farmer Boys restaurants awarded ten employees a Merit scholarship in amounts ranging from $500- $1000. These "star employees" have shown superior commitment to the restaurant industry and will pursue their trade at respected institutions. Scholarships can be applied to cover tuition fees and/or other education expenses at qualifying academic institutions. 22 Restaurants throughout the Riverside, Orange and San Bernardino Counties participated in the Farmer Boys 2012 Professional Growth Employee Incentive Scholarship Program. A minimum scholastic achievement had to be maintained in order to be eligible. Farmer Boys firmly believes that, in the current business landscape and climate, it is necessary to continue to increase business acumen, culinary and hospitality management skills and education.
"Our future growth as a brand is in large part reliant upon our ability to continue to identify the leaders in our restaurants and foster their growth, education and future advancement opportunities. Promoting from within our restaurants has always been a cultural cornerstone at Farmer Boys," said Ken Clark, President and Chief Operating Officer of Farmer Boys.
About Farmer Boys
Headquartered in Riverside, California, Farmer Boys is a fast casual restaurant chain founded in 1981 on homegrown goodness inspired by the heartland from which it emerged. Embracing the flavors and aromas of a farmhouse kitchen, Farmer Boys transforms fresh ingredients into wholesome, delicious meals. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Farmer Boys prepares more than 75 entrees fresh every day, including award-winning Farmer's Burger, specialty sandwiches, crisp salads, signature sides and more. Guests can enjoy casual dining style table service or opt for the convenience of drive thru service. Farmer Boys currently operates 69 restaurants located in five counties across Southern California and in Nevada.
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SOURCE Farmer Boys Foods, Inc.