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PRIZES

Winners of the Restaurant Spotlight Awards will be recognized as the “best of the best” in New York’s restaurant industry. In addition to that, winners in each of the categories will be recognized with the Restaurant Spotlight Awards seal of approval. This award will recognize outstanding servers, managers, and restaurants.

The Executive Award

The Executive Award winner will receive the “Restaurant Success Experience” prize pack, which includes:
  • [2 hour] Consultation with Pat LaFrieda, a highly experienced restaurant ambassador. Get answers to your most challenging questions. Get advice on new strategies to implement. Get feedback on any concerns you may have
  • $600 travel voucher that can be used at the winner's discretion
  • Unlimited TouchBistro POS software license for one year, for use across multiple locations, valued at $4,800 (excludes hardware).
  • Restaurant Spotlight Awards plaque.
  • Digital ‘Executive Award Winner’ logo that can be showcased on the restaurant’s website and social channels.
  • ‘Executive Award Winner’ logo stickers that can be placed on the restaurant’s front door, menus, etc.
  • Inclusion in the press release to announce winners
  • Potential feature coverage and advertising opportunities in media
  • Recognition through social channels
  • A profile article published on the Restaurant Spotlight Awards website
Finalists in this category will each receive:
  • Unlimited TouchBistro POS software license for one year, for use across multiple locations, valued at $4,800 (excludes hardware).
  • A digital ‘Executive Award Finalist’ logo that can be showcased on the restaurant’s website and social channels.
  • ‘Executive Award Finalist’ logo stickers that can be placed on the restaurant’s front door.
  • Inclusion in the press release to announce finalists.
  • Recognition through Restaurant Spotlight Awards social channels.

The Service Excellence Award

The Service Excellence Award winner will receive the “Serve Yourself” prize pack, which includes:
  • $1,000 prepaid credit card. Treat yourself. Travel. Shop. Explore.
  • The restaurant where the ‘Service Excellence Award’ winner worked at the time of nomination will receive an Unlimited TouchBistro POS software license for one year, for use across multiple locations, valued at $4,800 (excludes hardware).
  • Restaurant Spotlight Awards plaque.
  • Digital ‘Service Excellence Award Winner’ logo that the server can include on their resume and share with friends and colleagues on social media, and which the restaurant can showcase on its website and social channels.
  • ‘Service Excellence Award Winner’ logo stickers that can be placed on the restaurant’s front door.
  • Server and restaurant inclusion in the press release to announce winners.
  • Potential feature coverage in media.
  • Recognition through Restaurant Spotlight Awards social channels.
  • A profile article published on the Restaurant Spotlight Awards website.
Prizes for finalists in this category:
  • $200 prepaid credit card. Treat yourself. Travel. Shop. Explore.
  • A digital ‘Service Excellence Award Finalist’ logo that the server can include on their resume and share with friends and colleagues on social media; and which the restaurant can showcase on its website and social channels.
  • ‘Service Excellence Award Finalist’ logo stickers that can be placed on the restaurant’s front door.
  • Inclusion in the press release to announce finalists.
  • Recognition through Restaurant Spotlight Awards social channels.

The Restaurant of the Year Award

The Restaurant of the Year Award winner will receive the “Restaurant Success Experience” prize pack, which includes:
  • [2 hour] Consultation with Pat LaFrieda, a highly experienced restaurant ambassador.  Get answers to your most challenging questions. Get advice on new strategies to implement. Get feedback on any concerns you may have.
  • $600 travel voucher that can be used at the winner's discretion
  • Unlimited TouchBistro POS software license for one year, for use across multiple locations, valued at $4,800 (excludes hardware).
  • Restaurant Spotlight Awards plaque.
  • Digital ‘Restaurant of the Year Award Winner’ logo that can be showcased on the restaurant’s website and social channels.
  • ‘Restaurant of the Year Award Winner’ logo stickers that can be placed on the restaurant’s front door.
  • Inclusion in the press release to announce winners.
  • Potential feature coverage and advertising opportunities in media.
  • Recognition through Restaurant Spotlight Awards social channels.
  • A profile article published on the Restaurant Spotlight Awards website.
Finalists in this category will each receive:
  • Unlimited TouchBistro POS software license for one year, for use across multiple locations, valued at $4,800 (excludes hardware).
  • A digital ‘Restaurant of the Year Award Finalist’ logo that can be showcased on the restaurant’s website and social channels.
  • ‘Restaurant of the Year Award Finalist’ logo stickers that can be placed on the restaurant’s front door.
  • Inclusion in the press release to announce finalists.
  • Recognition through Restaurant Spotlight Awards social channels.

The Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award winner will receive the “Restaurant Success Experience” prize pack, which includes:
  • [2 hour] Consultation with Pat LaFrieda, a highly experienced restaurant ambassador. Get answers to your most challenging questions. Get advice on new strategies to implement. Get feedback on any concerns you may have.
  • $600 travel voucher that can be used at the winner's discretion
  • Unlimited TouchBistro POS software license for one year, for use across multiple locations, valued at $4,800 (excludes hardware).
  • Restaurant Spotlight Awards plaque.
  • Digital ‘Rising Star Award Winner’ logo that can be showcased on the restaurant’s website and social channels.
  • ‘Rising Star Award Winner’ logo stickers that can be placed on the restaurant’s front door.
  • Inclusion in the press release to announce winners.
  • Potential feature coverage and advertising opportunities in media.
  • Recognition through Restaurant Spotlight Awards social channels.
  • A profile article published on the Restaurant Spotlight Awards website.