Hot Concepts Awards Presentation & Celebration

2019 Hot Concepts Award Winners 

Get a taste of what’s hot at the Nation’s Restaurant News Industry Awards Celebration on Tuesday, October 15th beginning at 6:00 p.m. with the Hot Concepts Celebration.  You will get to taste the signature dishes from these winning concepts during a high energy reception and meet these passionate entrepreneurs who are blazing new trails in the restaurant industry. 

Read more about the winners here.

The Hot Concepts Awards are selected by the Editors of Nation's Restaurant News and recognize emerging growth concepts that are poised for future growth. Criteria for Hot Concept honorees include: opened their first restaurant unit less than 7 years prior to award recognition, a minimum of 3 restaurant units in different market areas or a minimum of 5 units in one market area and solid financials.

Hot Concept winners will also be featured at the Super Session: The DNA of a successful emerging brand, Tuesday, October 15 from 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm.

You will also get to try the winning dish from the Texas Pete Kitchen Hero Cook-off!

The cook-off will happen LIVE at MUFSO on Monday, October 13th from 8 am - noon. Read more about the Texas Pete Kitchen Hero Cook-off here!

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