Videos: 2013 COEX Innovation Awards

Posted by IFMA March 15, 2013

Tagged in COEX Distinguished Foodservice Awards Innovation Operators Optimize

The 2013 COEX Innovation Award winners, the four chain
operators
voted most inventive in  marketing/service and culinary/operations, were recognized at The Chain Operators EXchange (COEX), March 3-6 at The Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, Nev.

Executives from the winning companies, Wendy's, Panera Bread, Smashburger and Noodles & Company, took part in the awards ceremony held March 5, which included videos that captured some of their most recent groundbreaking accomplishments.

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