[Orlando, Fla] Representatives from the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) recognized the commitment and service of Little Greek Fresh Grill President and majority partner, Nick Vojnovic, in a ceremony held on Sept. 15. The Hospitality Stars of the Industry Celebration honors men and women from around the Sunshine State for their remarkable work in hospitality, and the FRLA chose Vojnovic as the 2019 Restaurateur of the Year. This distinction places the Little Greek executive in the association’s Hall of Fame, reserved for those who have dedicated decades to providing excellent service and leadership in hospitality.
“Nick is a seasoned restaurateur whose creativity and passion for his work have made him so successful and loved in this industry,” said Carol Dover, CEO and President of FRLA. “His leadership in both hospitality and in his own community is incredible, and I could not be more pleased to honor someone like Nick into our Hall of Fame.”
In 2015, Vojnovic bought a location of Little Greek Fresh Grill in Tampa and has since rebranded the company and opened almost 40 new locations. Before Little Greek, Vojnovic served as the President of Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Family Sports Pubs for 12 years, growing from 30 restaurants to 260 restaurants in 23 states.
In addition to leading Little Greek, Vojnovic is deeply involved in his local community, previously serving as FRLA’s Chairman of the Board and President of the Hillsborough Chapter. He also serves as a board member of five start-up restaurant companies.