SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just as it is Academy Award season for the entertainment industry, the restaurant industry is also staging their top awards. Cafe Rio Mexican Grill just took home the "Oscar."
Announced this week, Cafe Rio Mexican Grill received the "excellent" status in every category and was voted number one QSR (quick service restaurant) in the nation, edging out strong competition such as Chipotle, In-N-Out Burger, Chic-fil-A and Pei Wei. The Quick-Track Award is an honor limited to the very best restaurant performers in the nation. This highly respected award is based solely on customer reviews and dining experience: taste of food, overall service, speed of service and value.
The restaurant company is familiar with this award, having received number one Mexican restaurant standing in the nation by Sandelman & Associates for 2009. In that same year, they had an eighth place ranking for the overall best QSR in the nation. However, a new year has passed, and with it, a huge honor. "Cafe Rio Mexican Grill could not be more honored by this award." President and CEO Bob Nilsen comments, "We are completely speechless here at headquarters. After working as hard as we do, it's surreal for us to be recognized with such a high honor. Number one in the nation ... I mean, it can't get any better than that."
Cafe Rio "Superfans" have made their voices heard with this award. In an effort to show their loyal following and dedication, fans are posting videos on the Cafe Rio Facebook page where they are competing for the number-one "Superfan" title.
The Utah-based restaurants started in 1997 and are known for their made-from-scratch, flavorful meals and fresh ingredients. With recent openings in Grand Junction, CO, Las Vegas and Redlands, CA, Cafe Rio is looking forward to the future and continued growth. Starting in 2011 Cafe Rio is looking forward to introducing their award-winning food to new markets in Virginia, Maryland and DC.
Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, Inc.:
Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, Inc., headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, is the leading quick-casual restaurant specializing in made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine. The company currently operates 39 restaurants in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, California, Colorado, Arizona and by the end of the year, the Washington D.C. area. Its primary business is specializing in serving customers the highest-quality meals with the freshest ingredients both through their restaurant locations and catering business. Cafe Rio's Internet address is http://www.caferio.com.
If you would like more information on this topic or to schedule an interview or appearance with a Cafe Rio executive, please contact the Cafe Rio Mexican Grill Media Representative: Jennifer Burns, 310-993-9494 or JBMediaRelations@gmail.com.
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