Glory Days Grill® Awards 4 Partners 2015 ‘Vendors of the Year’

Each year, Glory Days Grill recognizes excellence in business partnerships by selecting ‘Vendors of the Year’ based on service and support in the previous year.  In order to win this distinguished award, vendors must exceed expectations by going above and beyond the call of duty in a substantial fashion throughout the entire year. 

For the 16th consecutive year, Glory Days Grill has selected vendors for their outstanding support and commitment to quality demonstrated throughout the prior year.  The winning Vendors of the Year for 2015 are as follows: Ashland Equipment, Digitec Solutions, Inc., Nards Entertainment and Stevens Foodservice. Recipients will be honored with a dinner and awards ceremony on March 23, 2016. 

Ashland Equipment (Belcamp, MD): For over 15 years, Ashland Equipment has collaborated with Architects, Engineers, Consultants and Contractors, to assure a seamless, design-buildout of our commercial kitchens. Ashland’s “Commercial Kitchen Professionals” are detail oriented and reliable, assuring a team approach and real solutions for customers. Ashland has a considerable amount of experience designing commercial kitchens in all types of foodservice operations, including Casinos, Corporate, Corrections, Education, Government, Healthcare, Hotels, and Restaurants, assuring energy efficient equipment is utilized while assessing real cost savings. With 35 employees and 2 locations, Ashland’s successful growth has been repeatedly recognized in publications including Food Equipment & Supplies magazine as a “Top 50 Foodservice Equipment and Supplies Dealer by Volume - Distribution Giant”. In addition to design-build works completed with Glory Days Grill, other accomplishments include the completion of the University of Delaware Caesar Rodney Complex and the Ivy Hotel, while recently awarded projects include the MGM National Harbor Resort Casino and the Rec Pier Hotel in Baltimore. Ashland Equipment continues to evolve, developing further resources for productivity, while streamlining methods for equipping the client’s foodservice operation.

Digitec Solutions, Inc. (Fairfax Station, VA): A 16-time winner of this distinction, Digitec Solutions, Inc. is an extremely innovative company that has been a partner with Glory Days Grill since its inception in 1996.  Based in Fairfax, VA, Digitec Solutions, along with the other members of the Support Functions Group, provide Glory Days Grill with a variety of products and services. They serve as Glory Days Grill’s IT Company, providing computer hardware, software, hosting, and a variety of other innovative technology solutions.  Their ToPromote division supplies uniforms, custom promotional goods and toys for kid’s drinks among many other operational and marketing products and services. Their web site addresses include:  DigitecSolutions.com, SupportFunctions.com, and ToPromote.com.

Nards Entertainment (McLean, VA): First time honoree, Nard’s Entertainment, Inc. was formed by Michael Nardella in 1972 after graduating from Georgetown University.  Starting as a DJ company providing services to local bars, restaurants, private parties and weddings, Nards evolved as technology changed adding videotaping services. The company then supported sound systems in bars and restaurants, and with the advent of the ”sports bar”, it added video (TV) installation and RF distribution to its services. In the mid-1990s, Nard’s became a DirecTV dealer, and today it has over 1,000 DirecTV accounts, from small offices to large hotels.  Along with the restaurant/bar market, Nards Entertainment supports technology needs at property management companies, fitness centers, senior living centers as well as government facilities for local, state and federal agencies and the Armed Services.

Stevens Foodservice (Raleigh, NC): Also a first time winner, in 2007 Stevens Foodservice, LLC was created with the idea of using their experience in the foodservice industry to support multi-unit restaurant chains with their purchasing and distribution needs. Their extensive knowledge allows them to gain access to the highest levels of decision making at the vendor and distributor level. With their dynamic background in chain and national accounts, along with the systems distribution channels, they can structure a specific procurement program that is unique to the business of their clients. Each member of their team carries a unique set of skills generated from companies such as US Foods, Subway, and Golden Corral. Their journey has allowed them to become one of the leading supply chain management companies in the Southeast.

More About Glory Days GrillGlory Days Grill is a full-service, sports-themed family restaurant featuring great food at very affordable prices, outstanding service and real-time entertainment.  Every restaurant brings together award-winning menus accompanied by numerous large screen televisions tuned to a variety of sports, cartoons, news and entertainment offerings.  Tables and booths have individual volume-controlled speaker stations adding to the guest’s enjoyment.  Many locations have private banquet facilities and all feature catering services.  Founded in Fairfax, VA in 1996, Glory Days Grill has been named Best Casual Theme Restaurant, Best American Restaurant, Best Sports Bar, and has also received accolades for Best Ribs, Best Chili, Best Burger and Best Bartender.  Glory Days Grill founders, Richard Danker, Bob Garner, and Jeff Newman currently own and operate 19 Glory Days Grill restaurants in the tri-state area comprising Maryland, Virginia and West.  Glory Days Grill also supports 7 franchised restaurants in Richmond, VA and the Greater Tampa, FL marketplace. For more information, visit www.glorydaysgrill.com or www.glorydaysfranchising.com