Grumpy’s Restaurant’s Wins Multiple Bold City Best 2021 and Jacksonville Business Journal Awards

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The restaurant stands out for the best breakfast, brunch, pancakes and more

September 24, 2021 // // JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Jacksonville’s # 1 restaurant, Grumpy’s Restaurant, wins multiple Bold City Best 2021 awards for best “Global Restaurant,” “Breakfast,” “Brunch,” “Family Restaurant,” Pancakes, “” Bang for the Buck Restaurant, “and the Jacksonville Business Journal’s” Best Place to Work “award. This will be his third consecutive year to receive the Jacksonville Business Journal award and the third time to receive the Bold City Best, Best Restaurant Overall award.

Grumpy’s President and CEO Daniel DeLeon has been recognized as an industry player, elected by Nation’s Restaurant News as one of the nation’s most influential restaurant CEOs, recognized by as the ‘one of its 2021 Rising Restaurant Stars, and recognized by Nation’s Restaurant News’ 2021 Power List Reader Picks. Additionally, Grumpy’s has received FSR Magazine’s Next-Gen 2021 Restaurant Mark, TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award, and Jacksonville Business Journal’s Fast 50 Company 2021.

Daniel has owned and operated several franchise concepts in the restaurant industry and developed six local and diverse businesses from scratch. After a successful career as a multi-unit franchisee for various restaurant concepts and representing large franchisors, DeLeon developed and launched Grumpy’s as a franchise opportunity. DeLeon drew the lessons he learned from the very beginning of his career and used them to amplify his strategies to create a better franchise brand.

“It is such an honor to not only win awards for the restaurant, but also to be recognized as a business owner,” said DeLeon. “I’m really proud of how far Grumpy’s has come and grateful for the opportunity to help it grow. Grumpy’s Restaurant was born out of the passion and love to bring family and friends together for great food and we take it very seriously.

DeLeon was able to become Grumpy’s “restaurant lifeguard”, a nickname dubbed by his FSR Magazine award. In 2017, he bought and fully revitalized the brand, making it a successful award-winning restaurant and launched his franchise program in 2019.

DeLeon hopes to connect with new franchise partners who can carry out Grumpy’s mission of supporting others and creating a welcoming, family-oriented community-based restaurant. He is looking to expand the restaurant to parts of the southeast.

Grumpy’s Restaurant is a full-service, traditional American restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and brunch. Grumpy’s offers fresh, made-to-order, always cooked from scratch menu options that are affordable and suitable for families. Grumpy’s offers a range of daily and weekly board specials for breakfast and lunch, special waffles, sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, signature coffees, fresh juices, homemade hot chocolate, desserts and goods.

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