LAS VEGAS, Feb. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- RizePoint®, the leading provider of quality management software, today announced the 2018 winners of its annual Engage Spark Awards. The awards highlight innovation among its foodservice, hospitality and retail clients. The 2018 awards cover four categories: food safety, supplier quality management, super user and innovation.
"RizePoint's clientele are creating better experiences for consumers worldwide," said Frank Maylett, President and CEO of RizePoint. "The Spark Awards recognize the talented team members who create operational excellence in today's experience economy."
Recipients were honored today during the Engage Conference at the Mirage Las Vegas. Engage—RizePoint's annual user conference—featured boot camps, educational sessions and thought leadership about food safety trends, blockchain and business intelligence. The keynote featured Denise Lee Yohn, a nationally recognized brand strategist and proven leader in driving strategy for Burger King, Jack in the Box, Land Rover, Target and Sony Electronics.
The 2018 Engage Spark Award winners include:
Food Safety Spark – Friendly's
Friendly's commitment to food safety and quality is evident in its audits and reporting. In 2018, the company made the practice audit a standard to help prepare employees on how to prevent food safety concerns daily. They are an industry leader, ensuring that all Friendly's restaurants are committed to customer safety and brand standards.
Supplier Quality Spark – McDonald's
McDonald's is the world's leading global foodservice retailer with approximately 37,000 locations. The company has strict supplier standards and uses RizePoint in more than 48 countries to ensure suppliers meet all quality assurance, safety, and regulatory standards.
Innovator Spark – IHG
IHG continues to lead the hospitality industry with its commitment to high brand standards and consistency across more than 5,000 locations. In 2018, the company created self-assessments for all hotels to help them prepare for their on-site quality evaluations. They also use RizePoint for new hotel openings to ensure everything is completed for a smooth, timely and accurate opening.
"Super User" Spark – Hard Rock International
Hard Rock International uses RizePoint for its annual Brand Compliance evaluation. In the first year of its Mobile Auditor-based evaluation process Hard Rock saw a five percent average increase in brand compliance globally. They harness RizePoint for mystery shops and new property openings and have been pioneering new and unique ways to deploy RizePoint across 74 countries.
- RizePoint mobile and cloud-based software helps organizations improve the quality, safety, and sustainability of their products, services and facilities.
- RizePoint's software is used by 5 of the top 8 hospitality brands and 5 of the top 8 food service brands.
- RizePoint serves more than 387,000 users in 120 countries and territories, speaking 40 languages:
- 105,000 food service restaurants
- 27,000 hotels and resort properties
- 13,000 grocery and retail stores
RizePoint is the global leader in Quality Experience Management SaaS solutions. RizePoint software creates a hub of valuable compliance information to align organizational focus on brand protection. Dedicated to helping our customers deliver a positive brand experience, RizePoint serves more than 2 million audits with 300 million questions answered annually. Considered the industry standard for food service, hospitality, and retail, RizePoint is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, visit www.rizepoint.com.