SOURCE: Hospitality Technology

Hospitality Technology

April 15, 2015 15:04 ET

Hospitality Technology Opens Nominations for 2015 Restaurant Breakthrough Awards

Hospitality Technology Magazine Seeks to Honor Restaurant Companies for Outstanding Business Innovation

RANDOLPH, NJ--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2015) - Hospitality Technology (HT) magazine is pleased to accept nominations for the 2015 Breakthrough Awards. The Breakthrough Awards honor foodservice companies for outstanding achievement in business innovation. The awards are presented to operators for leveraging groundbreaking operations, technology and/or marketing strategies to improve customer engagement and/or the overall enterprise. The submission deadline is May 1, 2015.

The HT Breakthrough Awards are given in two categories:

Enterprise Innovator - This is presented to the company that has leveraged a specific strategy or technology beyond standard practice to improve overall restaurant operations. Results should reveal an increase or marked improvement in efficiency, cost savings, etc. Areas of innovation can include, but are not limited to: back-office and/or front-of-house applications, labor management, point-of-sale technologies, cloud computing, and enterprise-grade mobile applications.

Customer Engagement Innovator - This is presented to the company that has leveraged a specific strategy or technology to increase guest satisfaction, loyalty, and/or brand reputation. Potential concepts can include, but are not limited to: mobile applications, social networking, loyalty and CRM.

HT's group editor-in-chief, Abigail Lorden, encourages restaurant companies from across the industry to submit a nomination. "The theme of this year's Restaurant Executive Summit is 'Foodservice Fusion: Ops, Marketing & Tech Align in Next-Gen Restaurants.' Through this awards program, we're excited to find great examples of how restaurants are pushing ahead in all of these areas -- operations, marketing and technology -- to boost both the customer experience, and improve the enterprise," said HT's group editor-in-chief Abigail Lorden.

To nominate a company, please fill out the nomination form no later than May 1, 2015. Winners shall be notified on or about May 29, 2015 and awards will be presented at the 11th annual Restaurant Executive Summit on Thursday, October 8, 2015. Technology vendors are encouraged to nominate hotel companies, but are not themselves eligible to receive an award.

The 2015 Restaurant Executive Summit, held October 7-9, 2015 at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, CA, is produced by Hospitality Technology, and brings together senior-level restaurant executives from high-growth foodservice companies to share strategic insights and tactical analyses on the issues that are critical to businesses today.

Past HT Breakthrough Award Winners Include:
Jersey Mike's Franchise Systems (2014)
Truluck's Restaurant Group (2014)
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar (2013)
Tony Roma's (2013)
Legal Sea Foods (2012)
Jersey Mike's Franchise Systems (2012)
Subway Restaurants (2011)
Domino's Pizza, LLC (2011)
Jack in the Box (2010)
ERJ Dining, LLC (2010)
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar (2010)
Morton's Restaurant Group (2009)
T.G.I. Friday's (2009)
Hard Rock International (2009)
Cara Operations (2008)
uWink (2008)
Marco's Pizza (2008)
Legal Sea Foods (2007)
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (2007)
Kahala - Cold Stone Creamery (2007)
Jason's Deli (2006)
Noodles & Co (2006)
Buca, Inc. (2006)

About Hospitality Technology
Hospitality Technology (HT) is the only publication dedicated to covering the role of information technology in improving business performance for hotel and restaurant operators. The Hospitality Technology editorial portfolio includes: a print publication that publishes nine times annually and reaches more than 16,000 hospitality industry executives, three networking and educational events (MURTEC, Hotel Technology Forum and Restaurant Executive Summit), a comprehensive website, e-newsletters, web seminars, and several exclusive annual reports and studies. Visit Hospitality Technology online at www.htmagazine.com. Hospitality Technology is published by media company Edgell Communications, headquartered in Randolph, N.J.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Abigail A. Lorden
    Group Editor-in-Chief
    Hospitality Technology
    Email Contact
    Phone: 973.607.1358