2013 COEX Innovation Awards Winners Announced

Posted by IFMA February 19, 2013

Tagged in Chain Operators COEX Connect Distinguished Foodservice Awards

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.

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