Tim McEnery, CEO of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants has been chosen to receive the National Restaurant News‘ 2019 Golden Chain Award for building the wine-centric restaurant and retail brand. The annual award celebrates the best in the restaurant industry — those who are running industry-leading operations, mentoring top teams and creating opportunities for others.
Under McEnery’s leadership, Cooper’s Hawk has continued to grow despite the headwinds that challenged the casual dining segment in recent years. According to NRN‘s 2018 Top 200 report, the brand was the fastest-growing casual-dining chain, ending fiscal 2018 with 35 units and $282.3 million in sales, up 16.7% from the preceding year.
The Golden Chain Award will be celebrated during a gala at NRN‘s Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators conference, scheduled for October 14-6 in Denver.