By Derrek J. Hull, Blogger-in-Chief
National Restaurant Association’s Innovator of the Year. From left to right: NRA chair Roz Mallet, Evelyn Hill General Manager Bob Uffer, NRA President and CEO Dawn Sweeney
For a second year, the organization that shapes the industry invites the nation’s nearly one million restaurants to apply or nominate a fellow operator for its 2013 Operator Innovations Awards.
The awards celebrate innovations from restaurant and foodservice operators, both commercial and non-commercial, that are transforming the industry—then recognize and celebrate the very best. View last year’s winners.
“Restaurant operators are coming up with new and better ways to run their businesses every day. It’s important to recognize their ingenuity with the Operator Innovations Awards,” said Dawn Sweeney, National Restaurant Association President and CEO. “Continued innovation in core areas of food safety, menus, nutrition, sustainability and technology is an important driver in the future success of our industry.”
Have you done or seen something that deserves the spotlight? There's one way to find out. Apply or nominate a fellow operator now. Nominations will be accepted online through February 4, 2013.
Selected by an independent panel of judges, the Operator Innovations Awards are presented in each of five categories:
- Food Safety
- Health & Nutrition
- Menu Development
- and Technology