Restaurant Business has been named the winner of two Jesse H. Neal Awards, the business-to-business media’s equivalent of the Pulitzers.
The magazine won in the Best Editorial Use of Data category for its Top 500 Chains report, an in-depth analysis of the dynamics driving the industry’s multiunit sales leaders. The June 2016 report, quarterbacked by Managing Editor Sara Rush Wirth, combined an extensive statistical profile of national and regional chains from Technomic, the magazine’s research sister, with insights from the editorial team.
“The Top 500 issue uses the numbers to tell a story, translating the insights and analysis into a digestible and actionable package that’s easy to read, both in print and its digital form,” said Wirth.
Restaurant Business also won a Neal for Best Overall Art Direction/Design, beating out itself and sister publication FoodService Director. The award was presented to Senior Art Director Sara Stewart and Creative Director Bruce Ramsay for the art direction of the magazine’s August 2016 edition, “50 Hot Sellers on Chain Menus.”
Restaurant Business was a finalist in five categories overall, including Best Website, Overall Editorial Excellence and Best Single Issue.