Top of the food chain

Published 10:50 pm Friday, March 30, 2012

Hardee’s manager receives award

A local restaurant manager has been named among the company’s top 10 general managers.

Jackie Scott of the Hardee’s at 2301 Pruden Blvd. received the Carleton Noell Achievers award, which is the highest award given by Boddie-Noell Enterprises, the largest Hardee’s franchisee in the country.

Scott

This is the third time Scott has received the award in the six years she has worked at the Pruden Boulevard location.

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“We were excited when we won,” Scott said. “The thanks go to my crew and my customers. I can’t do it without them.”

The individuals honored represent the best among 335 Hardee’s restaurants operated by the company across four states. The winners are selected based on sales and meeting standards such as making payroll and reducing drive-through times.

Scott has been working for the company for 20 years total.

“I just love being around people,” she said. “I’m pretty much a people person.”

She said her favorite part of the job is the day-to-day operation.

“It’s challenging,” she said. “It’s the same procedure, but it’s different.”

She said she achieves so highly because she makes sure her crew members are meeting standards.

“I don’t lower my standards,” she said. “I have to work hard to make my people come up to my standards. I don’t come down to theirs. We shouldn’t lower our standards for whatever reason.”

Scott said earning the award was especially exciting because the restaurant underwent a remodel late in the year. She said hard work at the beginning of the year helped the restaurant still perform well enough to get an award.

Scott and the other winners were recognized in a ceremony at the company’s Rose Hill Plantation near Nashville, N.C. Winning general managers received a cash award and a plaque, and gifts also will be awarded to restaurant employees.

“Jackie loves people, and she knows everyone that comes into her store,” Gene Dickens, regional vice president for Boddie-Noell Enterprises, said in recognition of Scott. “She took that store and made it hers.”

When she’s not working, Scott enjoys bowling, singing and watching her son play baseball and football.