Cajun Operating Company, the franchisor for Texas Chicken™, announced today that Dato’ Jaya Tan, the owner of franchisee Texas Chicken Malaysia SDN BHD, has been named one of the “Franchisee of the Year” award recipients by the International Franchise Association. Every year, the IFA recognizes outstanding franchisees who exemplify IFA’s core pillars: community, workforce, diversity and inclusion, and veterans.
“Franchisee of the Year recipients represent the best in franchising,” said Matthew Haller, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association. “This is the highest honor IFA awards to individual franchisees, and these local business owners exemplify the power of franchising and its countless positive contributions to communities around the world.”
Under the leadership of Dato’ Jaya JB Tan, the Texas Chicken™ brand in Malaysia has continued to play a key role in innovation and growth. Striving to provide career paths and opportunities for its team members, the franchisee has offered ongoing training and empowerment to all employees.
“We are honored to receive this global recognition and be named a franchisee of the year by the IFA,” said Dato’ Jaya Tan. “We could not have received this honor without the great efforts of our amazing employees and our loyal Texas Chicken™ customers across Malaysia.”
In addition to being recognized as a Franchisee of the Year by the IFA, earlier this year, Texas Chicken Malaysia earned a Gold Putra Brand Award, the country’s prestigious “People’s Choice Awards”. This honor recognizes Texas Chicken™ as a leading brand in Malaysia.