SOURCE: Summit Energy Services

Summit Energy Services

May 25, 2010 08:00 ET

Outback Steakhouse Recognizes Summit Energy With Purveyor of the Year Award

LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwire - May 25, 2010) -  Summit Energy, a global energy management and sustainability services firm, announced today that it has received Outback Steakhouse's 2009 Purveyor of the Year Award. Over the past five years, Summit Energy has worked as an energy consultant for Outback Steakhouse and its nearly 1,200 locations worldwide.

"The leadership Summit Energy provides our company is top-notch," commented Kristen Brooks, Vice President of Procurement at Outback Steakhouse. "We view Summit as an extension of our procurement team. They sit on our side of the table and lead us in making the best possible decisions."

"We are honored to accept the 2009 Purveyor of the Year Award, a recognition that speaks to the merit of our approach to energy management," said Steve Wilhite, CEO at Summit Energy. "We're proud to say that the 2009 award marks the third consecutive year in which Summit Energy has received this honor. We value Outback Steakhouse as a client and look forward to continuing our partnership in the years to come," added Mr. Wilhite.

Outback Steakhouse has recognized a selective group of outstanding suppliers with the Purveyor of the Year Award since the company's inception in 1988. Today, Outback Steakhouse works with over 3,500 suppliers, distributors, and vendors. Out of these thousands of suppliers, fifty six received a Purveyor of the Year Award for 2009.

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About Summit Energy
Summit Energy provides energy management and sustainability services for businesses in a wide range of industries. Summit Energy manages more than $20 billion in annualized energy spend for more than 650 clients and thousands of facilities worldwide. Summit Energy leads companies to cost-effective strategies by providing energy procurement, sustainability consulting, risk management, rate analysis and demand reduction services. Headquartered in Louisville, KY with a team of more than 350 people, Summit has additional offices in the U.S. as well as Belgium, France, Mexico, United Kingdom and The Netherlands. Learn more at and

About Outback Steakhouse
Renowned for its big, bold flavors, Outback Steakhouse features a menu of uniquely-seasoned, juicy, USDA Choice steaks, grilled chicken, shrimp, fish, the original Bloomin' Onion, plus signature drinks, salads and desserts. For more information and locations, visit

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