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Niagara Falls: Rainforest Cafe recognized as International Franchise Partner of the Year by Landry's Restaurant Group

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Tue, Mar 5th 2019 01:50 pm
Rainforest Cafe, Niagara Falls USA (Photo courtesy of American Niagara Hospitality)
Rainforest Cafe, Niagara Falls USA (Photo courtesy of American Niagara Hospitality)

Local restaurant takes home 5 total awards at 2019 annual meeting in Las Vegas

American Niagara Hospitality (ANH) announced its Rainforest Cafe restaurant in Niagara Falls once again walked away with five of the top awards at the Landry's Restaurant Group's annual conference in Las Vegas in February. The company also took home five notable awards at the 2018 annual conference.

Rainforest Café was selected as the “International Franchise Partner of the Year” from all of Landry’s 600-plus restaurants around the world, representing over 47 brands. Among these are numerous unique, high-volume operations in iconic locations such as Paris, London, Dubai and Hong Kong, totaling more than $4.5 billion in revenue annually. In addition to this feat, General Manager Clayton Cobb and his team members also won several individual awards that distinguish consistency and operational excellence. These include: Leadership Excellence Award, Overall Brand Excellence, Front of the House Service Award and Highest Overall Audit Score.

Doug Nickerson, vice president of operations for American Niagara Hospitality, said, "Winning these awards from Landry's Inc. is a true source of pride for the entire team at Rainforest Cafe and American Niagara Hospitality. Our associates work hard every day, and there is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by a company like Landry's. It is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”

Rainforest Cafe, located inside Sheraton Niagara Falls, has served nearly 1 million patrons since opening in June 2015. The restaurant seats 238 guests inside, with additional seating for guests on the outdoor patio. Patrons choose from an assortment of tropical dishes created in its scratch kitchen, while enjoying the excitement and fun of the recreated jungle setting. Guests can also purchase a variety of great Rainforest Cafe merchandise and souvenirs at Retail Village. located within the restaurant.

American Niagara Hospitality also owns and operates Sheraton Niagara Falls, Wyndham Garden At Niagara Falls, Chill 443, TGI Fridays, Starbucks Café, At The Falls Arcade, The Reef Beach Club and the HydroSpa, all located in Niagara Falls, USA.

Landry’s, wholly owned by Tilman J. Fertitta, is a multinational, diversified restaurant, hospitality, gaming and entertainment company based in Houston. The company operates more than 500 high-end and casual dining establishments around the world, including well-known concepts such as Landry’s Seafood, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Rainforest Cafe, Mitchell’s Fish Market Restaurants, Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Oceanaire, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood, Chart House, Saltgrass Steak House, Claim Jumper and Mastro’s Restaurants.

For more information or to join American Niagara Hospitality, visit www.americanniagarahospitality.com.

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