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NRA Unveils 15 Finalists For Operator Innovations Awards

An independent panel of judges has selected the finalists for the National Restaurant Association's inaugural Operator Innovations Awards.

Three finalists have been selected in each of five categories:

Sustainability

  • Evelyn Hill
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Uncommon Ground


Technology

  • HMSHost Airport Terminals
  • SMART Restaurant Group/Which Wich
  • Stacked Restaurants


Food Safety

  • Colorado Springs School District 11
  • Sodexo North America
  • Waffle House


Health and Nutrition

  • Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services
  • Sodexo School Services
  • UCSF Medical Center


Menu Development

  • Sodexo School Services 
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • UNC-Chapel Hill Healthcare


Click here for full details on all the finalists.

The winners in each category, plus an Innovator of the Year selected from all finalists, will be announced on May 5 at the NRA’s inaugural “Destination: Celebration” event, which kicks off the annual Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago.

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