Restaurant Business’ annual full-issue study of consumers and its yearly roundup of 50 ideas for progressive restaurateurs were chosen Friday as winners of Jesse H. Neal Awards, business-to-business media’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes.
The title was also named a top finisher in the Neal’s best-in-show competition, the Grand Neal. RB was second runner-up, the equivalent of the third-place finisher among all entrants. More than 600 entries were submitted in this year’s competition.
RB, which is published by Winsight Media, won the Neal for Best Single Issue with its January 2015 edition, The Consumer. The annual installment includes a ranking of chains by their popularity among consumers, a report based on statistical data from Technomic, a sister operation within Winsight.
The issue also profiles the consumer and delves into how the dining-out public’s behavior is changing.
The magazine won a Best Overall Art Direction/Design Neal for its October edition, 50 Great Ideas, an honor for the publication’s design team, Art Director Sara Stewart and Winsight Creative Director Bruce Ramsay. Judges saluted the artwork behind the annual roundup by RB’s editors of 50 ideas that restaurants should consider adapting.
RB was also a finalist in the Best Website competition.