National Restaurant Association gives awards to members to help promote different facets of the industry



Restaurants nationwide now have the chance to gain national recognition by applying for the National Restaurant Association’s 2013 Restaurant Industry Awards.  The industry awards which date back for 15 years are given in two different categories; The Restaurant Neighbor Award and The Faces of Diversity Award.  Winners of the awards will be honored in April 2013 at a gala awards dinner during the National Restaurant Association’s Public Affairs Conference.

The Restaurant Neighbor Award honor restaurants in the field of outstanding community service and involvement. Participating state restaurant associations choose their state winners to compete for the national award and four national winners receive $5,000 each to support their community efforts.

The Faces of Diversity Award recognizes the diversity of the restaurant industry and the role the industry plays helping individuals achieve “the American Dream.” Three individuals, who through hard work and determination have realized the American dream, are selected each year as the national winners. A $2,500 ProStart scholarship is presented it the name of each winner.

Restaurants may apply online at before January 7, 2013 and for more information, visit the National Restaurant Association’s Web site,