Cheers Magazine Announces 2013 Beverage Excellence Award Winners

       Cheers Magazine Announces 2013 Beverage Excellence Award Winners

The on-premise industry's highest honors for beverage alcohol program

PR Newswire

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 28, 2013

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheers magazine, the only
beverage business publication devoted to full-service restaurants, bars and
hotels, announced the winners of its 2013 Cheers Beverage Excellence Awards
program. The awards will be presented to the winners at the annual Cheers
Beverage Conference, held on Feb. 12-13 in Dallas at the Crowne Plaza

The 2013 Cheers Beverage Excellence Award winners are:

  oBest Chain Overall Beverage Program: Hard Rock Cafe
  oBest Chain Spirits Program: Celebrity Cruises
  oBest Chain Drink Program: Omni Hotels & Resorts
  oBest Chain Wine Program: Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
  oBest Chain Beer Program: Ruby Tuesday
  oBest Chain Hotel Beverage Program: J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country
  oBest Chain Signature Drink Program: Tavistock Restaurants
  oBest Chain Beverage Merchandising Program: Carrabba's Italian Grill
  oBest Chain Staff Training Program: Marriott International
  oBest Chain Bar-Kitchen Synergy: InterContinental Hotels Group
  oBest Chain Adult Alcohol-Free Program: Red Lion Hotels Corp.
  oRaising the Bar Award: Kip Snider, director of beverage, Yard House
  oBeverage Industry Innovator of the Year: Tippling Brothers

The Cheers Beverage Excellence Awards program is open to all chain
restaurants. A chain is defined as an operation with five or more locations in
two or more markets. The chain must be in existence for at least three years.

The criteria for these awards are based on a particular program's creativity,
originality and impact on the sales and profitability of a full-service
restaurant operation. Other factors considered include the level of marketing
support, staff training and overall operator commitment to the initiative.
Entries were evaluated by a judging panel that includes previous Beverage
Excellence Award winners and Cheers staff.

For more information about Cheers magazine, the Cheers Beverage Conference and
the Beverage Excellence Awards, visit and

Contact: Melissa Dowling, editor
Cheers Magazine
203-855-8499 x. 223

SOURCE Cheers Magazine

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