|By Marketwired .||
|June 23, 2014 02:00 PM EDT||
RANDOLPH, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 06/23/14 -- Hospitality Technology (HT) magazine is pleased to accept nominations for the 2014 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 August 1, 2014.
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 editor-in-chief, Abigail Lorden, encourages restaurant companies from across the industry to submit a nomination. "Staying relevant to today's hyper-digital consumer requires a 'no-risk, no-reward' attitude from businesses. HT's Breakthrough Awards honor restaurants that are not afraid to break through the norm, and do something truly unique to deliver outstanding experiences, or build smarter operations. We look forward to hearing your stories, and honoring the winners at the Restaurant Executive Summit. Right now, it's anybody's ball game!"
To nominate a company, please fill out the nomination form no later August 1, 2014. Winners shall be notified on or about August 7, 2014 and awards will be presented at the 10th annual Restaurant Executive Summit on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Technology vendors are encouraged to nominate hotel companies, but are not themselves eligible to receive an award.
The 2014 Restaurant Executive Summit, held November 3-5 at the Ritz-Carlton in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 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:
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar (2013)
Tony Roma's (2013)
Legal Sea Foods (2012)
Jersey Mike's Subs (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)
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.
Abigail A. Lorden