Wagamama won two awards while Nando's was recognised as the Power Brand Award winner.
Wagamama takes home the Awards for both Best Company (50 sites plus) and Most Admired Company or Brand following a year of sustained sales growth and new openings. Other well-established operators were given prizes including Power Brand Award winner Nando’s, Brand XP Award winner Wahaca and Consumer Choice Award winner Côte. Winner of the Best Quality Award is Miller & Carter, while Pho receives the Evolutionary Brand Award.
The winners received their Awards at a dinner following CGA’s 2017 Peach 2020 Conference in London on Wednesday 22 November.
CGA vice president Peter Martin said, “We are thrilled to celebrate the success of so many outstanding brands and individuals at this year’s CGA Hero Awards. These winners are the best-in-class champions of our industry, and we can all take inspiration from their achievements. With food, property and people costs all rising and Brexit looming, 2017 has not been an easy year for operators, but these winners highlight the incredible innovation, diversity and success of our sector and its enormous contribution to the UK economy. We salute them all.”
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