2015 Restaurant Neighbor Award Winner: Ollie’s Restaurant

Since 2011, Ollie’s Restaurant has provided six meals a week to children at risk of hunger through its Dinners for Kids program. Currently, staff and volunteers prepare and deliver 37,000 meals annually for 120 children. Because Ollie’s uses its own…
2015 Faces of Diversity Award Winner: Carlito Jocson

Carlito Jocson emigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines at a very young age. While studying biochemistry in college, he worked at a restaurant to earn extra money — eventually leaving his pre-med program to become a chef. Over the…
2015 Faces of Diversity Award Winner: Nafees Alam

Nafees Alam, who came to the U.S. from Bangladesh at age 17, entered the restaurant industry right out of college as an executive with Waffle House. As a leader, he joined DRG Concepts, a restaurant operations brand that has helped…
2015 Restaurant Neighbor Award Winner: Unsukay Community of Businesses

In response to an employee who was diagnosed with stage 4 gallbladder cancer and given a grave prognosis that warranted major funding beyond his health insurance coverage to pursue progressive healthcare options, the founders led the charge on hosting a…
2015 Faces of Diversity Award Winner: Pamela Patton

Pamela Patton has ‘Big Momma’ to thank for inspiration that would last a lifetime. With determination, a strong work ethic and an optimistic bent, Patton set out on a journey that started in state government but ends with a thriving…
Final Call For National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Awards Nominations

Prestigious Awards Recognize Excellence in Community Service and Achieving the American Dream Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today a final call for accepting nominations for its 2014 “Restaurant Neighbor” and “Faces of Diversity” awards.…
Irish Pub (Philadelphia) – 2013 Restaurant Neighbor Award Winner

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) recently honored its 2013 “Restaurant Neighbor” award winners.  The Foundation’s “Restaurant Neighbor Award,” founded in partnership with American Express, celebrates the outstanding charitable service performed by restaurant operators.  Award recipients received a $5,000…
Arby’s Restaurant Group – 2013 Restaurant Neighbor Award Winner

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) recently honored its 2013 “Restaurant Neighbor” award winners.  The Foundation’s “Restaurant Neighbor Award,” founded in partnership with American Express, celebrates the outstanding charitable service performed by restaurant operators.  Award recipients received a $5,000…
El Gaucho Hospitality (Seattle) – 2013 Restaurant Neighbor Award Winner

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) recently honored its 2013 “Restaurant Neighbor” award winners.  The Foundation’s “Restaurant Neighbor Award,” founded in partnership with American Express, celebrates the outstanding charitable service performed by restaurant operators.  Award recipients received a $5,000…

Eat’n Park, a Pittsburgh based family restaurant chain, was honored by the National Restaurant Association with a 2011 Restaurant Neighbor Award. Eat’n Park works to hold raffles and donation drives to benefit children’s hospitals both in the area and around…

The National Restaurant Association today honored Kona Kai Coffee Company with its 2011 Restaurant Neighbor Award. The award celebrates outstanding service efforts that restaurateurs perform in their respective communities. Based in Kent, Wash., Kona Kai Coffee Company was recognized as…

The National Restaurant Association has honored Eat’n Park Hospitality Group with its 2011 Restaurant Neighbor Award. The award celebrates outstanding service efforts that restaurateurs perform in their respective communities. The company, parent of the Pittsburgh-based Eat’n Park family restaurant chain, Parkhurst…

The National Restaurant Association today recognized three restaurants and one industry leader with its 2011 Restaurant Neighbor Award. The award celebrates outstanding service efforts that restaurateurs perform in their respective communities. This year’s winners are: Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, the…