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Hospitality Technology Announces 2023 Industry Hero Award Winners

Checkers & Rally's, Leanpath, Gigpro and Giftameal will be recognized at the 28th annual MURTEC in Las Vegas on March 8.

Hospitality Technology (HT) magazine is pleased to announce the winners of its 2023 Industry Heroes and the 2023 Top Women in Restaurant Technology Awards. The 2023 awards program is sponsored by Paerpay.

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Industry Heroes

Hospitality Technology announces this year’s Industry Heroes at MURTEC on Wednesday, March 8. The Industry Heroes Awards recognize both restaurants and technology suppliers for exemplary contributions to the restaurant industry.

This year’s winners are:  

  • Checkers & Rally's for CAREs program, its support of No Kid Hungry, and its support to help underrepresented groups become franchisees. 
  • Leanpath for its contributions in reducing food waste
  • Gigpro for its work on solving both sides of the labor crisis
  • Giftameal for its gift-a-meal program

After an open call for nominations, the Industry Heroes and Top Women in Restaurant Technology Award winners were chosen by Hospitality Technology magazine and members of its Research Advisory Board. Winners will be profiled in Hospitality Technology and throughout the spring in digital profiles on and here at 

The winners will be announced and honored during an awards program during the 28th annual MURTEC (Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference), March 6-8, at The Paris in Las Vegas.

About Paerpay

Paerpay is an integrated contactless payments system for restaurants that enables guests to instantly pay the bill from their phone without downloading an app or requiring them to change their hardware or credit card processor. We make payments as simple as a text message. To learn more about Paerpay, visit


About Hospitality Technology 

Hospitality Technology (HT) is the only publication dedicated to covering the role of information technology in improving business performance for both hotel and restaurant operators. The Hospitality Technology editorial portfolio  reaches more than 16,000 hospitality industry executives, three networking and educational events (MURTEC, MURTEC Executive Summit and Hotel Technology Forum), a comprehensive website, e-newsletters, web seminars, and several exclusive annual reports and studies. Hospitality Technology is the parent brand of the Restaurant Technology Network (, a membership community of restaurants and suppliers working together to solve industry challenges by shaping standards and sharing best practices. Visit Hospitality Technology online at Hospitality Technology is published by EnsembleIQ, headquartered in Chicago. 


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