For the past 21 years, Glory Days Grill has recognized excellence in business partnerships by selecting ‘Vendors of the Year’ every spring. Partners are selected based on service excellence and support in the previous year. In 2020, these awards meant more than ever due to the challenges faced by the country, food service industry, and Glory Days Grill amidst the strain of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The stress on our communities, our business and our employees was unprecedented, and so many of our vendors stepped up to face those challenges with us. Although we are grateful for every one of our partners for their support this past year, the following vendors exceeded all expectations.
Glory Days Grill has selected six vendors for their outstanding support and commitment to quality, including three first-time winners. The winning Vendors of the Year for 2020 are as follows: Capital Seaboard; Digitec Solutions, Inc.; Nards Entertainment; Stevens Food Group; US Foods; and Zero Hour Health Medical. Recipients will be honored at a later date.
Capital Seaboard (Jessup, MD): Capital Seaboard is a leading provider of fresh produce, seafood, and dairy in the Mid-Atlantic region. For 117 years it has been a family-owned and operated business that has a reputation for providing the highest quality products and customer service. Capital Seaboard’s nearly 300 employees proudly serve customers in and around Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Learn more at www.capitalseaboard.com.
Digitec Solutions, Inc. (Fairfax Station, VA): A twenty-one time winner of this distinction, Digitec Solutions, Inc. is an extremely innovative company that has been an outside partner with Glory Days Grill since its inception in 1996. Digitec Solutions, along with the other members of the Support Functions Group, provide Glory Days Grill with a variety of products and services. They serve as Glory Days Grill’s IT Company, providing computer hardware, software, hosting, and a variety of other innovative technology solutions. Their ToPromote division supplies uniforms, custom promotional goods and toys for kid’s drinks among many other operational and marketing products and services. Their website addresses include: DigitecSolutions.com, SupportFunctions.com, and ToPromote.com.
Nard’s Entertainment (McLean, VA): A four-time winner, Nard’s Entertainment, Inc. was formed by Michael Nardella in 1972 after graduating from Georgetown University. Nards was a DJ company providing services to local bars and restaurants as well as private parties and weddings. As technology changed, they added videotaping services for weddings. The company began servicing sound systems in bars and restaurants and with the advent of the “Sports Bar”, they added video (TV) installation and RF distribution. Nard’s became a DirecTV dealer in the mid 1990’s and has concentrated on the commercial market. Today, they have over 1,000 DirecTV accounts, from small offices with 1 receiver to hotels with 600+ rooms. Along with the bar and restaurant market, Nards services property management companies, fitness centers, senior living centers as well as government facilities for local, state and Federal Agencies and the Armed Services. In January 2020, Michael Nardella officially stepped down from day-to-day operations and made John Carroll and David Stoskus partners in the business. John and David are keeping the high standards that Michael always set as an example and expanding to include Networking. Nard’s can design and integrate audio/visual (AV), WIFI distribution and video conferencing solutions for conference room, whole office or an entire building. They treat each customer with the respect and professionalism they deserve no matter the size of the project. More at https://www.nardsentertainment.com,
Stevens Food Group (Raleigh, NC): A five-time winner of this award, Stevens Food Group was created as a dream of using their experience in the foodservice industry to support multi-unit restaurant chains with their purchasing and distribution needs. Collectively, the Stevens Food Group team has over 150 years of experience in purchasing, distribution, operations, and culinary arts, which is rivaled by no other company. Their journey has led them to become a leading foodservice supply chain management company, currently managing over $300 million in annual foodservice purchases. Given their expertise, insight, purchasing volume, and broad network of distributor and vendor relationships, partnering with Stevens Food Group will have a tremendous positive impact on your bottom line. Find out more at www.stevensfoodgroup.com.
US Foods (Manassas, VA): US Foods® is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With nearly 28,000 employees and more than 70 locations, we provide our customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. We bring together great food solutions, simple business tools, and a team of experts to help our customers thrive. Learn more at www.usfoods.com.
Zero Hour Health (Stamford, CT): Zero Hour Health (ZHH) is a thirty year old company based in Stamford, CT that provides clinical guidance and support to businesses, many of whom are in the restaurant and food service industries. Before COVID, much of their support related to Noro, Hep A and Flu. Since last March, they’ve provided over 10,000,000 daily employee wellness checks with real time clinical review by their team of nurses, nurse practitioners and physicians’ assistants. In February of 2020, ZHH launched a new business, Zedic, to support independent restaurants and emerging chains. Zero Hour Health and Zedic are led by Roslyn Stone, MPH, a thought leader and expert in employee, patron and community health issues. ZHH has been a vendor-partner to Glory Days for five years. To learn more: www.zerohourhealth.com.
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