Growing barbeque company recognized by TDn2K for second consecutive year
January 31, 2019
COLUMBUS, Ohio—TDn2K has named City Barbeque as the winner of the 2019 Best Practices Award in the Fast-Casual segment. This honor, which recognizes exemplary performance, workplaces, and workforce operations in foodservice, is awarded based on retention of general managers and hourly employees, workforce diversity, and compensation practices, as well as initiatives and efforts in community involvement, corporate responsibility, employee foundations and sustainable business practices. Nominees were honored for excellence in their segment of the industry; other winners included J. Gilbert’s, LongHorn Steakhouse, NORMS Restaurants, The Cheesecake Factory, and The Wendy’s Company.
Chief People Officer Ronnie Berry accepted the award on behalf of City Barbeque on January 29 at the Global Best Practices Conference in Dallas, Texas. “This award is a tribute to our operators, who are out there serving and creating happiness every day,” says Berry. “We know we can’t create happiness if we aren’t happy ourselves, so we work to foster connections and strive for a family dynamic within our teams. And then we focus on aligning our goals: serving guests competition-quality barbeque and experiences with a sense of genuine backyard hospitality; getting a little better every day, and staying true to who we are. We are honored to receive this recognition, and humbled to be in the same category with such distinguished peers as Portillo’s, La Madeleine, and The Habit Burger.” City Barbeque was named a runner-up in the 2018 Best Practices Awards.
City Barbeque continues to earn accolades not just for its award-winning barbeque, but for its company practices as well: in November 2018, Columbus CEO named the company best employer (in any industry, not just restaurants) for the third year in a row.
About City Barbeque
At City Barbeque, folks wake up early to make the city’s best barbeque: every day, at every restaurant, teammates slow-smoke award-winning barbeque and craft homemade sides and desserts. City Barbeque also caters incredible events, providing personalized, friendly, and affordable service for events large or small, formal or laid-back. The company is devoted to supporting its teammates and the communities it serves and prioritizes giving back to local charities and non-profits. City Barbeque teammates are dedicated to providing competition-quality barbeque and genuine backyard hospitality; to improving themselves and their processes a little every day; and to staying true to their purpose: to serve and create happiness. For more information, visit City Barbeque at citybbqdev.wpengine.com, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
The Global Best Practices Conference is produced by TDn2K™. Held in Dallas, Texas, this event is a gathering of hundreds of restaurant industry c-suite leadership brought together to tackle some of the most challenging obstacles facing the restaurant industry. The event is also the home of the Best Practice Awards, Diamond Catalyst Award, Heart of the Workplace Award and the Workplace Legacy Award presentations. Dates for the 2020 Global Best Practices Conference are January 28th – 30th, at the Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel. More at http://www.tdn2k.com/events/gbpc.
TDn2K™ (Transforming Data into Knowledge) is the parent company of People Report™, Black Box Intelligence™ and White Box Social Intelligence™. People Report provides service-sector human capital and workforce analytics for its members monthly. Black Box Intelligence provides weekly financial and market level data for the restaurant industry. White Box Social Intelligence delivers consumer insights and reveals online brand health. TDn2K membership represents 43,000 restaurant units, nearly 2.6 million employees and $72 billion in sales. They are also the producers of leading restaurant industry events including the Global Best Practices Conference held annually each January in Dallas, Texas.
City Barbeque media contact:
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