COEX Innovation Awards recognize regional and national chain companies that are shaping the industry through innovation in culinary, operations, marketing and service. These chains were nominated and voted on by IFMA members, which include the world's most prestigious foodservice manufacturers.
For the third consecutive year, IFMA recognizes four outstanding foodservice chain operators through the COEX Innovation Awards. The winners receive their awards during the Chain Operators EXchange (COEX), March 3-6, 2013 at The Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, Nev.
2013 COEX Innovation winners are:
Marketing/Service, National Chain: Wendy's International
Marketing/Service, Regional Chain: Smashburger
Culinary/Operations, National Chain: Panera Bread
Culinary/Operations, Regional Chain: Noodles & Company
Read the press release for more information, including the operators' recent innovative accomplishments.