It seems every industry has its own Academy Awards. The same is true of the National Restaurant Association (NRA). At their recent meeting in Chicago, Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom Park® at Walt Disney World® was given one of the top five honors.
An independent panel of expert judges selected winners based on their achievements in driving advancement in the food service industry. According to the NRA press release, “These restaurant operators have found solutions for their businesses with programs and initiatives that combine creativity and hard work,” says Jeffrey W. Davis, Convention Chair for NRA Show 2013 and IWSB and CEO of the United States Beef Corporation. “The 2013 Operator Innovations Awards winners redefine how the industry views innovation, and will serve as the benchmark for other operators to apply the same innovative spirit within their own operations.”
The restaurant has proven to be popular among Disney guests, also. Reservations for the more formal and luxurious dinner meal are often hard to come by these days. Guests should plan in advance and make reservations as soon as they know they will be coming to the park. Fast casual lunch dining is also available with guests ordering at kiosks and the food “magically” appearing at their tables.
“It is a fantastic accomplishment for our leadership team to be recognized by our peers,” says Maribeth Bisienere, vice president Food & Beverage and Merchandise Line of Business for The Walt Disney Company® on the Disney Park Blog.
If you have a trip planned to Walt Disney World®, be sure to put this restaurant on your “not to be missed list.” If you haven’t yet scheduled your trip, be sure to let one of Castle Dreams Travel agents help you pick the perfect resort and then take the hassle out of planning by attending to the smallest of details – including making all your dining reservations. Visit www.castledreamstravel.com.