October 1-3, 2017

Hyatt Regency Reunion • Dallas, TX
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Awards Gala

At MUFSO on Monday evening, the industry gathers to recognize and celebrate the top leaders during the Annual Industry Awards Gala! Nation's Restaurant News presents honors to the select few influential leaders and mentors during the Gala, recognizing The Golden Chain winners, the prestigious Norman Award and announcing the Operator of the Year winner.

Mix and mingle with these legendary leaders and pay tribute to their accomplishments during our gala and reception. It's an action-packed night filled with your industry peers, great food & drink, and inspiring stories! This is one of the most prestigious nights in the Restaurant industry – don't miss it!

The Norman Award

The Norman Award

Sally J. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.

Operator of the Year

Greg Flynn, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Flynn Restaurant Group


2016 Golden Chain Winners:

Greg Flynn, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Flynn Restaurant Group (Opp. of the Year, photo above)

Gene Lee, President & CEO, Darden Restaurants

Kevin Miles, President & CEO, Zoës Kitchen

Guillermo Perales, President & CEO, Sun Holdings