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April 10, 2012
Gaithersburg, MD — April 10, 2012 — Every year since 2000, Glory Days Grill identifies select ‘Vendors of the Year’ to recognize excellence in business partnerships. In order to win this prestigious award, vendors must exceed expectations by going above and beyond the call of duty in a substantial fashion.
For the 12th consecutive year, Glory Days Grill has chosen Vendors for their outstanding support and commitment demonstrated throughout the prior year. The winning Vendors of the Year for 2011 are as follows: Ashland Equipment, Inc.; The Boston Beer Company; Digitec Solutions, Inc. and US Foods. Recipients were honored with a dinner and awards ceremony which took place March 28, 2012 at the Glory Days Grill in Broadlands, VA. Each winning Vendor was awarded engraved baseball bats to commemorate their achievements as well as custom Glory Days Gear (www.glorydaysgear.com).
Ashland Equipment: A Belcamp, MD company that specializes in commercial foodservice equipment and design. They have designed some of the biggest commercial kitchens in the country including production kitchens at Host/Marriott facilities and Johns Hopkins University. The detailed oriented folks at Ashland won the bid to help design our two newest restaurants in 2011 and did a great job not only equipping the restaurants, but also helping us with design, layout and efficiency. Ashland has become Glory Days Grill's and Fanfare Eatery's "go to" company for kitchen equipment resupply, tables, furniture, custom stainless, and future layouts and designs. Rod White, President, and his team bring many years of knowledge, expertise and a "can do" attitude to each and every project, making it a pleasure to work with this fine group of seasoned professionals.
The Boston Beer Company: The Boston Beer Company, headquartered in Boston, MA, is America's leading brewer of handcrafted, full-flavored beers. With over 30 distinctive, award-winning styles of beer, Samuel Adams offers discerning beer drinkers a variety of brews. The brewery has won more awards in international beer-tasting competitions in the last five years than any other brewery in the world. Samuel Adams is an independent brewery and brewing quality beer remains its single focus. Sam Adams’ understanding of our core values and their commitment to partnership (beyond the basics), education and quality make them a stand out vendor.
Digitec Solutions, Inc: A 12-time winner of this distinction, Digitec Solutions, Inc. (a member of the Support Functions, Inc. Group of Companies) 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 ranging from uniforms to speaker boxes to plastic toys for kid’s drinks. They also serve as Glory Days Grill’s IT Company, providing computer hardware, software and a variety of innovative technology solutions. Digitec Solutions specializes in serving the needs of small and medium size companies and is the support function leg of several companies that act to create varied solutions to business and industry.
US Foods: US Foods is one of America’s leading foodservice distributors to restaurants, healthcare and hospitality facilities, government operations and educational institutions. They offer more than 350,000 national brand products as well as high-quality private label items ranging from meats to produce to frozen foods. US Foods is based in Rosemont, Ill., and proudly employs about 25,000 associates in more than 60 locations. As our primary food supplier, US Foods never takes our business for granted….we never feel like just another customer. A truly dedicated team from the newly appointed President Jim Sturgell, to VP of Sales John Opdahl, District Sales Manager Chris Harris, Territory Manger Denny Neagle, and Culinary Brands Manger Perry Canistrano, their commitment to supporting Glory Days Grill in all we do is unprecedented on a daily basis. We know they have our back every day on supplying us with our food products in a fair and professionally manner. US Foods is a 4-time winner of Glory Days Grill’s Vendor of the Year award.
Founded in Fairfax, VA in 1996, Glory Days Grill is a sports-themed family restaurant featuring great food, outstanding service and real-time entertainment. Every restaurant brings together an award-winning menu with more than 25 televisions tuned to sports, cartoons, news and entertainment with individual speaker stations at each table. The recent winner of the “King of Wings” blind taste test sponsored by Northern Virginia Magazine, Glory Days has been named Best Sports Bar, Best Casual Theme and Best American Restaurant, along with receiving accolades for Best Ribs, Best Chili and Best Burger. The restaurant company currently owns and operates 19 corporate locations in the tri-state area and supports 2 franchised restaurants in Richmond, VA and one FANFARE Eatery in Fairfax, VA. For more information, visit www.glorydaysgrill.com.
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