Restaurant business

Restaurant Business wins 5 Neal Awards

Photo by Jonathan Maze

Restaurant Business received five 2022 Jesse H. Neal Awards on Tuesday and was a finalist for the event’s most prestigious honor, the Grand Neal Award.

Team RB’s Impact of the $15 Wage article won the award for Best Topic-Related Package and was honored as Grand Neal’s third runner-up.

The filing examined the history of the push to raise wages to $15 an hour and the impact the higher wages had on employees and on restaurants.

“The issue of labor was critically important to operators last year,” said RB editor Jonathan Maze. “The salary has climbed to levels that many thought were not coming. The RB team has worked hard to tell this story from every angle. We are delighted with the price.

Team RB also won Best Series awards (COVID one year later) and best editorial use of data (Top 500).

Two members of the RB team won individual awards. Maze won best commentary/blog for his financial blog (The Bottom Line), while RB art director Nico Heins won best infographic.

Established in 1955, the Jesse H. Neal Awards recognize the best work of the year in business-to-business journalism. The awards were presented at an event in New York on Tuesday.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the RB team,” said Abbey Lewis, vice president of content strategy for RB’s parent company, Winsight Media. “They have consistently delivered great content day after day and these awards recognize their efforts.”

The publication had been a finalist for 13 Neal Awards.

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