Awards & Recognition

Since its founding in 1997, Sun Holdings Inc. has experienced an annual growth rate of 50 percent. The Company and its CEO and President, Guillermo Perales, have been awarded with many prizes and recognition by different magazines and business leader organizations, being ranked in the Top 20 Hispanic Business in the USA and noted as the BURGER KING® Developer of the Year, among others. 


  • 2016 Ranked #10 by Forbes America's Largest Restaurant Franchisee

  • 2016 Golden Chain Award, Multi Unit Food-service Operations

  • 2016 Ranked #1 North Texas Hispanic-Owned Business by Dallas Business Journal "The List"

  • 2016 Ranked #18 Dallas Business Journal's Middle Market 50 List

  • 2015 Ranked #8 by Monitor 200 Top 200 Franchisees in the US

  • 2014 Ranked #7 Multi Unit operated by Multi Unit Franchisee Magazine

  • 2013 Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recognition award as 19th largest US Company on Hispanic Business 500 ranking

  • 2013 Awarded the American Dream Award

  • 2013 Awarded Franchise Dealmaker of the Year by Franchise Times

  • 2013 Named #1 of the Top 25 North Texas Minority-Owned Businesses by Dallas Business Journal

  • 2012 Voted Burger King's Developer of the Year

  • 2011 Listed 10th on the Restaurant Finance Monitor

  • 2008-2009 Recognized as one of America's Top Franchisees by Area Developers Magazine

  • 2008 Finalist for Celebration of Diversity Award by Ernst & Young

  • 2008 Recognized as The Most Innovative Corporate Diversity Program by Ernst & Young

  • 2008 Awarded International Business Achievement Award by Dallas Regional Chamber

  • 2007 Minority Business Council Award by DFW Minority Business Council

  • 2006 Recognized for Outstanding Business Excellence by the North Texas Regional Certification Agency

  • Recognized for the Positive Impact on the local economy created by Sun Holdings' Golden Corral Restaurants by City of Dallas 

  • Accredited as the Largest Hispanic Owned Company in the DFW area