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Glory Days Grill® Wins SmartCEO Future 50 Award for Third Consecutive Year

Glory Days Grill, a sports-themed family restaurant chain operating 26 corporate and franchised restaurants located in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Florida, was awarded SmartCEO’s Future 50 Award for the third year in a row. Richard Danker, Chief Sports Officer, Co-Founder and Vice President, was recognized at a black tie dinner on January 21 for his corporate leadership with the company’s mission to appeal to a broader target market that like concepts. “Glory Days Grill was designed to fill the void that existed in the marketplace and capture an underserved market niche,” says Danker. “Our commitment to our neighbors exists at every level of the organization.”

This award recognizes 50 fast-growth, mid-sized companies in the region who represent the future of the region’s economy and embody an entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success. The 2016 Future 50 winners collectively generate over $1.7 billion in annual revenue and employ nearly 14,500 individuals in the Greater Baltimore area.

Glory Days Grill has won numerous awards for Best Casual Theme Restaurant, Best American Cuisine, Best Sports Bar, and the Restaurant Neighbor Award. The company has been a 7 time winner of the McCormick Cornerstone of the Industry Award from the Restaurant Association of Maryland, acknowledging companies that operate as the cornerstone of their communities, through positive job creation, community support and charitable contributions.

Glory 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 Tampa, FL. For more information, visit or