SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of winter sports Olympians will head to Sochi, Russia with dreams of stepping on the podium, a feat Cafe Rio Mexican Grill has obtained five times, having recently won the coveted Sandelman & Associates Best Mexican Restaurant again for 2013. In addition to being named the number one Mexican restaurant, Cafe Rio was also named the nation's number one overall quick service restaurant for the third time.
"Although we are not Olympians, we are athletes in our own regard," states CEO Dave Gagnon, "We're up early every morning just like an athlete, training to be the best we can be, in our discipline. It takes hard work, commitment and drive to capture a gold medal, something we try to preach and live every day. This is a huge honor for us, and we thank each and every one of our customers, because without you, we wouldn't be standing here."
The Sandelman & Associates' Quick-Track® Award of Excellence is given to the top performer every year. The Award of Excellence is based on overall customer satisfaction in taste, quality of food and service. Cafe Rio beat out strong competition including Chipotle, In-N-Out Burger, Chic-fil-A, Papa Murphy's, The Habit and Panera.
"We couldn't have accomplished this amazing feat without our Super Fans," says CMO Ben Craner. "Five years in a row is unheard of, and we are very grateful. Cafe Rio has the most loyal, most incredible customers of any brand. This award is for them, though we're going to keep it in our medal closet."
The company's commitment to excellence is most evident in their skilled and friendly staff and by offering meals using only the highest quality and freshest ingredients. Their strict 'no microwaves and no freezers' policy, has been one of the many aspects that has set Cafe Rio apart from the competition. The restaurant is no stranger to winning awards. Their hard work and dedication has paid off with over 62 National Awards for their made-from-scratch meals. Cafe Rio Mexican Grill owns and operates 68 locations nationally, in 11 states.
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Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, Inc., headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been serving its loyal customers fresh Mexican food since 1997. Their menu is inspired by the traditional Mexican cooking found in the Rio Grande region of Northern Mexico, Southern Texas, and New Mexico. Cafe Rio specializes in serving its customers the highest-quality, made from scratch Mexican meals, using only the freshest ingredients.
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