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|Wednesday, June 10, 2009||09:23|
National Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation President and CEO Dawn Sweeney issued the following statement regarding the passing of Norman Brinker:
"Today the restaurant industry mourns the loss of a true industry icon. Norman Brinker was not only a successful restaurateur and business man, he was a mentor that so many industry leaders have looked to throughout their careers for guidance and leadership.
"His first job was as a busboy, and he rose to become one of the most well known restaurant CEOs in the industry’s history. Norman truly embodied the entrepreneurial spirit and his innovations in casual dining in many ways changed the way America eats out today.
“Norman received many honors and recognition in his life. Among them, he was the recipient of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation prestigious College of Diplomates Award in 1989 and was named the Ambassador of Hospitality in 1999.
“The National Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation extends deepest condolences to the Brinker family."
Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which is comprised of 945,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of 13 million employees. Together with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the Association works to lead America’s restaurant industry into a new era of prosperity, prominence, and participation, enhancing the quality of life for all we serve. For more information, visit our Web site at www.restaurant.org.
Contact: Sue Hensley (202) 331-5964 firstname.lastname@example.org or Maureen Ryan (202) 331-5939 email@example.com
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