NTF Announces Recipients of Turkey on the Menu Annual Awards
San Diego, California, February 14, 2013 -
San Diego, CA—The National Turkey Federation (NTF) presented its 11th annual “Turkey on the Menu” (T.O.M.) Awards at its national convention today. The awards recognize food service providers in the categories of supermarket foodservice, fast food, quick casual, mid-scale, and full service dining who best featured innovative turkey dishes on their menus.
NTF president Joel Brandenberger said, “The T.O.M. awards truly illustrate how diverse food service establishments—from fast food to full service dining—are embracing turkey. Its versatility and great taste have empowered chefs to use turkey in so many interesting and truly creative ways. The T.O.M. awards honors these innovators, and give them industry-wide recognition they so deserve.”
In alphabetical order by category, the 2013 T.O.M. recipients are:
|FAST FOOD||FULL SERVICE||MID-SCALE||QUICK CASUAL||SUPERMARKET FOODSERVICE|
|Sweetwater Chophouse||The Good Egg||Specialty’s Café and Bakery||Wegman’s Food Markets, Inc.|
NTF members nominate the foodservice chains that exemplify the criteria of the T.O.M award. Entrant applications address questions regarding turkey menu applications, the item’s consumer appeal, how the chain promotes the menu items through marketing and turkey’s food cost percentage. A panel of objective foodservice professionals rates the entries on consumer appeal, versatility, taste, value and how the turkey application benefits the operation.
Mary Raguso, National Turkey Federation
NTF is the national advocate for all segments of the $14 billion turkey industry—providing services and conducting activities to increase demand and raise awareness for its members' products, while strengthening their ability to profitably and safely deliver wholesome, high-quality, and nutritious food to consumers worldwide. Visit our website on www.eatturkey.com, ‘follow us’ on Twitter and ‘like us’ on Facebook. NTF is based in Washington, D.C.