COEX Innovation Awards

The COEX Innovation Awards recognize regional and national chain companies that shape the industry through innovation in culinary, operations, marketing and service. Take a look at last years winners:

Chick-fil-A–2018 COEX Innovation Award for Culinary & Operations for a National Chain

Shake Shack–2018 COEX Innovation Award for Culinary & Operations for a Regional Chain

Wendy's–2018 COEX Innovation Award for Marketing & Service for a National Chain

Culver's–2018 COEX Innovation Award for Marketing & Service for a Regional Chain

 

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Past Recipients

AWARD CATEGORIES

Culinary/Operations Innovation Award recognizes companies that demonstrate true innovation in one or more of such back-of-house areas as:

  • Food preparation, quality and/or presentation
  • Introduction of new menu items
  • Addressing trends that drive consumer behavior (health/wellness, flavor/nutrition, and demographics)
  • Operational systems

Marketing/Service Innovation Award recognizes companies that demonstrate true innovation in one or more of such front-of-house areas as:

  • Communications/advertising/promotions to drive customer attraction and retention
  • Use of social media
  • Wait staff training and incentive programs
  • Ambience and decor