Food On Demand Outstanding Operators is a new annual program recognizing restaurant brands with innovative operations that are taking creative paths to success with delivery and all things off-premises.

After poring over a wide batch of nominated restaurants, our editorial team selected 20 brands/operators ranging from independents to mid-market and large chains for this first-ever industry award.

Outstanding Operators is intended to help others learn, by profiling the diverse list and their successful operations in feature articles running now through May. 

Winners in the independent category: Saigon Sisters, Handcraft Burgers & Brew, Mamma Ramona’s, ClusterTruck, Oomi Digital Kitchen, PLNT Burger and The Smoke Shop BBQ.

Mid-market: Blaze Pizza, Another Broken Egg Cafe, Costa Vida, Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria and Dog Haus.

Large: Chipotle, Sweetgreen, Salad and Go, Wow Bao, Papa John’s, Chick-fil-A, Focus Brands and Craveworthy Brands.


The Outstanding Operators Program is highlighting 20 innovative brands taking creative paths to success with all things off-premises. Winners receive a $1000 charitable donation to the organization of choice and will be recognized on-stage at the 2024 Food On Demand Conference. 

The Outstanding Operator program is supported by these industry leading partners