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May 21, 2022
The Drake HotelChicago, IL

May 21, 2022
The Drake Hotel,
Chicago, IL

Past MenuMasters Winners

Healthful Innovations

2020 – Chipotle Mexican Grill
2019 - Military Sealift Command
2018 - University of Connecticut Department of Dining Services
2017 - Panera Bread
2016 - Stanford University Dining
2015 - Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
2014 - First Watch Quinoa Power Bowls
2013 - The kids' menu at Silver Diner
2012 - The Cheesecake Factory
2011 - Subway Restaurants
2010 - KFC
2009 - Qdoba's Smart Meals
2008 - University of Connecticut's Department of Dining Services
2007 - Chartwells
2006 - Williamson Hospitality Services
2005 - T.G.I. Friday's
2004 - Ruby Tuesday, Inc.
2003 - Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar
2002 - Ground Round
2001 - Fresh Choice
2000 - Chili's
1999 - Jamba Juice

Best Limited Time Offer

2021 – Smokey Bones
2020 -  Velvet Taco
2019 - Culver Franchising Systems
2018 - Sonic Drive-In
2017 - P.F. Chang's - Local Favorites Menu
2016 - The Melting Pot
2015 - Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
2015 - ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment Division
2014 - Wendy's Pretzel Bacon Burger
2013 - Papa John's
2012 - Quaker Steak & Lube
2011 - Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
2010 - Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
2009 - Denny's
2008 - Burger King
2007 - Golden Corral
2006 - Taco Bell
2005 - Panera Bread
2004 - 99 Restaurant & Pub
2003 - Round Table Pizza
2002 - McDonald's
2001 - TGI Friday's
2000 - Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
1999 - Wolfgang Puck Caf
1998 - Cracker Barrel

Menu Trendsetter

2020 – Dog Haus
2019 - Seamore's
2018 - Kroger Co.
2017 - By Chloe
2016 - Slapfish Restaurant Group
2015 - Mendocino Farms
2014 - True Food Kitchen
2013 - Cooper Hawk Winery & Restaurants
2012 - Mama Fu's
2011 - UMass Dining
2010 - Burgerville
2009 - Big Bowl Fresh Chinese and Thai

Best Menu Revamp

2020 – Buffalo Wild Wings
2019 - Piada Italian Street Food
2018 - Fogo de Chão
2017 - Denny's
2016 - Sodexo Crisol Latin Kitchen
2015 - Bonefish Grill
2014 - Joe's Crab Shack
2013 - Red Lobster
2012 - Buffalo Wild Wings
2011 - Old Chicago
2010 - Tropical Smoothie Cafe
2009 - Pizza Hut
2008 - O'Charley's
2007 - Captain D's Seafood
2006 - Ruby Tuesday
2005 - Logan's Roadhouse
2004 - Olive Garden
2003 - Bob Evans Farms
2002 - Claim Jumper
2001 - Bennigan's
2000 - Denny's
1999 - Stephen Anderson
1998 - Legal Sea Foods

Best New Menu Item

2021 – The Wendy’s Company
2020 -  Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
2019 - Taco Bell
2018 - Del Taco
2017 - Shake Shack
2016 - Jack in the Box
2015 - Chick-fil-A
2014 - Chili's Grill & Bar Pizza Flatbreads
2013 - Taco Bell
2012 - Sonic
2011 - Panda Express
2010 - Outback Steakhouse

Best Menu/Line Extension

2021 – Lazy Dog Café
2020 - Burger King Corporation
2019 - Bonefish Grill
2018 - Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar
2017 - Brigham-Young University's
2016 - Arby's Restaurants
2015 - Smashburger
2014 - McDonald's Premium McWraps
2013 - Noodles & Company
2012 - Wendy's
2011 - Shari's Management
2010 - Au bon pain
2009 - Chick-fil-A
2008 - Red Lobster
2007 - Jack in the Box
2006 - Boston Market
2005 - Uno Chicago Grill
2004 - IHOP
2003 - Schlotzsky's
2002 - Panera
2001 - Subway Restaurants
2000 - Domino's Pizza
1999 - Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits
1998 - California Pizza Kitchen

MM Hall of Fame

2021:  Chef Jennifer Jasinski
2019 - Chef Jeremiah Tower
2018 - Daniel Boulud
2017 - Stephan Pyles
2016 - Chef Norman Van Aken
2015 - John Besh, Besh Restaurant Group
2014 - Mary Sue Milliken & Susan Feniger
2013 - Chef Jose Andres
2012 - Chef Jose Garces
2011 - Tom Colicchio
2010 - Jon Luther
2009 - Wolfgang Puck
2008 - Roger Berkowitz
2007 - Burt Cutino
2006 - Chef Emeril Lagasse
2005 - David Overton
2004 - Chef Martin Yan
2003 - Paul Prudhomme
2002 - Jasper White
2001 - Richard Melman
2000 - Jacques Pepin
1999 - Colonel Sanders
1998 - Warren LeRuth

Innovator

2020 – Chef Sarah Greuneberg
2019 - Chef Paul Kahan
2018 - Fabio Viviani
2017 - Stephanie Izard
2016 - David Barzelay, Lazy Bear
2015 - Chef Jimmy Bannos, Jr., The Purple Pig
2014 - Chef Michael Smith
2013 - Jonathon Sawyer, Greenhouse Tavern
2012 - Stan Frankenthaler
2011 - Scott Davis
2010 - Brad Blum
2009 - David Burke
2008 - Paul Carr
2007 - Cliff Pleau
2006 - Dan Coudreaut
2005 - Kurt Hankins
2004 - Oona Settembre
2003 - Robert Okura
2002 - Stephen Anderson
2001 - Johnny Law

Best Onsite Operator Menu
2005 - ARAMARK School Support Services
2004 - HDS Services
2003 - Sodexho
2002 - Aramark
2001 - Chartwells

Best Single Product Rollout
2009 - Culver Franchising
2008 - Maggiano's Little Italy
2007 - Dunkin' Donuts
2006 - California Pizza Kitchen
2005 - Jack in the Box
2004 - Famous Dave's
2003 - P.F. Chang's China Bistro
2002 - The Cheesecake Factory
2001 - Champps
2000 - Bob Evans
1999 - Einstein/ Noah Bagel Corp
1998 - Wendy's International

Best Ind. Operator Menu
2008 - Commander's Palace
2007 - Inn at Little Washington
2006 - Jiko-The Cooking Place
2005 - The French Laundry
2004 - Nacional 27
2003 - Ponzu
2002 - Union Square Cafe
2001 - Tribeca Grill

Best Menu Promotion
2000 - Country Kitchen
1999 - Taco Bell
1998 - Marriott