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, September 29th beginning at 6:00 p.m. with the Hot Concepts Celebration. You will get to taste the signature dishes from the 2020 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 2019 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 on a panel during our conference program.
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, September 28th from 8 am - noon. Read more about the Texas Pete Kitchen Hero Cook-off here!