Palisades Announces Jersey Diner's Choice Awards

Vote for Your Favorite New Jersey Diner for a Chance to Meet Chef Duff Goldman from the Food Network Series, Ace of Cakes

Oct 21, 2010, 08:00 ET from Palisades

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey is known for its diners. In fact, Bayonne, NJ is credited as the birthplace of the first structured diner. To celebrate this popular symbol of New Jersey culture, Palisades, the nice New Jersey car insurance company, is inviting New Jersey residents to vote for their favorite diner as part of the first Palisades "Jersey Diner's Choice Awards."

"Creating the Palisades Jersey Diner's Choice Awards was a natural step in our Drive with a Smile program," said Ed Fernandez, president and CEO of Palisades. "Nothing puts a smile on your face like a trip to your favorite New Jersey diner. Everybody has a story to tell about why their diner is the best, and through this campaign we're giving them a chance to share with the rest of us."

From October 21 to November 10, New Jersey residents can go to to nominate and vote for their favorite diner in eight fun categories – Best Burger, Best Breakfast, Best Fries, Best Salad, Best Cakes & Pies, Best Specials, Most Jersey and Nicest. Visitors to the site will be able to continue to cast votes for their favorite diner in each category until December 7 at 11:59pm EST.

The diner with the most votes at the end of the campaign will be eligible for the chance to host an event at its diner with Chef Duff Goldman from the Food Network series, Ace of Cakes*.  In addition, 10 individuals who voted will be randomly chosen to attend this event.  Diners with the most votes in each category will receive a Palisades Jersey Diner's Choice Awards plaque.

*Refer to complete Terms & Conditions

The Palisades "Jersey Diner's Choice Awards" is part of the Palisades Drive with a Smile initiative, a program designed to remind drivers about the best the Garden State has to offer and create nicer New Jersey driving moments and more smiles all around. The program kicked off last summer with the Palisades Highway Art Gallery competition and continued with the winter's "What Drives Your Holiday Smile?" photo contest.

To say thank you for participating in our latest Drive with a Smile contest, Palisades is offering New Jersey residents who are 18 years of age or older, who request an auto insurance quote from, the chance to win a Lifetime of Dining with a NJ Diner's Card, worth $5,000. Purchase of a policy is not required to enter or win this drawing.

To learn more about The Palisades "Jersey Diner's Choice Awards," visit New Jersey residents can also follow the contest on the Palisades Facebook page or on Twitter (PalisadesNJ). For information about Palisades or any of its more than 300 independent agents across the state, visit  

About Palisades

Palisades is the Nice New Jersey Car Insurance Company® that gives you more. Drivers and agents get more reasons to smile with more value, friendly New Jersey expertise, and service done right. Palisades sells exclusively through over 300 independent agents and is a leader in the fast settlement of claims. Palisades Safety and Insurance Management Corporation is the Attorney-in-Fact of Palisades Safety and Insurance Association (PSIA). Insurance is written by PSIA and its two wholly-owned insurers, Palisades Insurance Company and Palisades Property and Casualty Insurance Company (collectively "Palisades").

Palisades Safety and Insurance Management Corporation is a Plymouth Rock managed company. The Plymouth Rock Companies write and manage more than $1 billion in personal and commercial auto and homeowner's insurance across the Northeast.

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