BOSTON – The Massachusetts Restaurant Association announces the state winers of its annual Restaurant Neighborhood Winner awards to individuals and restaurant groups which have demonstrated dedicated commitment to serving their communities through outstanding charitable service and philanthropy.
The winners will advance to the national level to compete for the grand prize of $10,000 to support their favorite charity or non-profit.
The Massachusetts Restaurant Neighbor Awards winners are:
· Ninety Nine Restaurants (Woburn, MA)
· The Smoke Shop (Cambridge, MA)
· Horseshoe Grille (North Reading, MA)
· Russell Morin Catering and Events (Attleboro, MA)
From all state winners, three national Restaurant Neighbor Award winners are chosen by a panel of industry professionals and receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. in March, 2017 where they are honored at a gala awards dinner during the National Restaurant Association’s Public Affair Conference. Each national winner receives $10,000 to support their charitable giving efforts. Developed 18 years ago, the program is sponsored by American Express.
“The restaurant industry as a whole goes to great lengths to support its neighbors and local institutions, and we’re proud to be able to honor a select few each year for their charitable work,”says Bob Luz, President/CEO of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association. “These restaurants are truly cornerstones within the communities they operate.”