There is still time left to nominate restaurant organizations for Hospitality Technology's third annual Growth Awards. The awards, presented on September 18, 2007 at the Restaurant Executive Summit, each highlighting a particular area that affects a company's overall growth potential and seek to honor those operators who have made significant strides and growth advancement within the last year, and will continue to expand their success through technology and vision.
The categories are: Overall Technology Innovation, Excellence in Guest Services, and Brand Growth. One winning restaurant company will be chosen in each category. Winners will be judged by HT editorial staff and advisory board members on a basis of innovation, thought leadership, growth effectiveness and results, and future growth potential. Nominations may be self or third-party submitted; complete guidelines are outlined below.
The Restaurant Executive Summit, a three-day networking and educational event (scheduled September 17-19, 2007 at the Four Seasons Troon North in Scottsdale, Arizona) brings together executives from leading, growth-oriented restaurant companies to share proven strategies and tactics for meeting and exceeding operational goals in 2007 and beyond.
The winning Restaurants will receive a plaque with a personalized commemoration of the achievement, and representatives from the winning companies will attend the Summit, receiving complimentary registration, including access to all network and educational sessions, and complimentary accommodations at Four Seasons Troon North. Nominations are due by August 1, 2007. Submission guidelines are as follows:
To submit a nomination:
Restaurant companies may be self- or third-party nominated. The nomination deadline is Wednesday, August 1, 2007. To nominate a restaurant company for the Growth Awards, please send an e-mail to HT's editor, Abigail Lorden (firstname.lastname@example.org), and include the following elements in the body of the e-mail:
The category for which the nomination is being submitted (Overall Technology Innovation, Excellence in Guest Services, or Brand Growth). Restaurant companies may be nominated for more than one category, but will not be selected as a winner in more than one category.
The complete name of the restaurant company being nominated;
An executive contact at the restaurant company (include name, title, phone and e-mail);
The name, title and contact information of the person submitting the nomination;
A detailed explanation of the restaurant company's initiative(s) with regard to the award category and why they should receive a growth award.