Leticia Martinez from Hobee's Montague

Announcing Our 2016 Hobee’s Achievement Award Honorees

For the 24th straight year, we poured over nominations for awards in scores of categories to determine the winners of our Annual Hobee’s Achievement Awards. This program allows us to say “thank you” to our incredible employees, loyal customers and supportive businesses. Over the winter months, we caught up with the winners and runners up to deliver prizes, certificates and personal congratulations. Here is the complete list of 2016 winners:

Outstanding General Manager – Felipe Zarate (Montague Expressway)
Outstanding Kitchen Manager – Javier Bracamontes (Mountain View)
Outstanding Manager – Leticia Martinez (Montague Expressway)
Outstanding Server (tie)– Leticia Martinez (Montague Expressway) and Juan Virrueta (Palo Alto)
Outstanding Host – Esmeralda Mendoza (Palo Alto)
Rookie of the Year – Wesley Russell (Palo Alto)
Outstanding Kitchen Crewmember (tie) – Azucena Bautista (Palo Alto) and Gonzalo Ortega (Sunnyvale)
Customers’ Choice Award – Richard Santos (Redwood Shores)
Supportive Organization Award – America’s Best Coffee
Hobee’s Hero – Lindsey Swanson (Mountain View)
Highest Annual Sales Awards – Montague (2 Periods) and Sunnyvale (3 Periods)
Secret Shopper Award – Sunnyvale
Paul Taber Commitment to Excellence Award – Francisco Ramirez (Montague Expressway)
Customer Hall of Fame – Patricia Crowley (Cupertino); Darlene and Mark Fosket (Montague Expressway); and Byron King (Mountain View)

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and finalists! For a full list of winners since 1993, visit our Hobee’s Achievement Award archives.