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HT Opens Annual Call for Breakthrough Awards Nominations

Hospitality Technology is now accepting nominations for the 2009 Breakthrough Awards, to be presented at the Restaurant Executive Summit.

The Breakthrough Awards seek to honor restaurant companies for their outstanding achievement in delivering technological, operational and overall excellence to guests within the last year. HT is currently accepting nominations in the following three categories.

  • Technology Innovation: This award is presented to a company that has leveraged technology beyond standard practice, and has achieved proven results. Technologies can include both back-of-house and/or front-of-house implementations, as well as guest- and/or employee-facing solutions.
  • Excellence in Customer Engagement: This category applies to companies that have demonstrated excellence in customer engagement, resulting in an increase in guest satisfaction, guest loyalty, and/or brand reputation. This excellence could have been achieved, but is not limited to, advancements in operational strategies and procedures, improved workplace culture, guest loyalty and satisfaction initiatives, technology, and general best practices.
  • Excellence in Business Efficiency: This award is presented to the company that has leveraged a specific strategy or technology to become a more efficient business. This excellence could have been achieved, but is not limited to, changes to operational strategies and procedures, brand structure, labor management, technology, and overhauls to general company processes.

To nominate a company, please fill out the nomination form by clicking here. Submissions must be received no later than Friday, July 10, 2009. Winners will be chosen and notified on or about July 17, 2009, and the awards will be presented at the Restaurant Executive Summit, September 16-18, Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL.

The Restaurant Executive Summit is an invitation-only event brings senior-level executives from high-growth restaurant companies together to exchange powerful insights for preserving financial health at their companies, and positioning their brands for growth.

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