First Watch Named as one of the Best Places to Work

SARASOTA, Florida — May 25, 2018 — The Business Intelligence Group today announced that it has recognized Sarasota-based First Watch as one of the Best Places to Work in its business award contest. The organization sought to identify companies that are actively working to improve their own performance through efforts to challenge employees in environments that make work fun and engaging.

First Watch credits this recognition to its engaged, loyal and tenured employee base who enjoy the quality of life working at First Watch affords them due to its operating hours, truly employee-focused differentiation and culture of mutual respect.

“I know I speak on behalf of our more than 6,500 employees when I say how honored we are to receive this recognition,” said Chris Tomasso, president of First Watch. “We work very hard day in and day out to ensure that we provide an environment that promotes personal and professional growth. To be recognized as a ‘Best Place to Work’ is validation of that effort and has even greater meaning in that it is based upon survey results of our employees themselves.”

First Watch serves its entire menu seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and offers customers complimentary newspapers and free Wi-Fi Internet access.


About First Watch

First Watch specializes in award-winning, made-to-order Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch. A recipient of more than 200 “Best Breakfast” and “Best Brunch” accolades, First Watch offers traditional favorites, such as omelets, pancakes, sandwiches and salads, and unique specialty items like Quinoa Power Bowls, Avocado Toast and the Chickichanga. First Watch was recognized as one of Business Intelligence Group’s Best Places to Work in 2018 and as one of Nation’s Restaurant News’ 2017 Second 100 restaurant brands. First Watch is the largest and fastest-growing daytime-only restaurant concept in the United States with more than 320 restaurants in 29 states, including more than 250 First Watch restaurants, 75 The Egg & I restaurants and one Bread & Company restaurant in Nashville. For more information, visit firstwatch.com.

About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry and business award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

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