Brooksville, FL (PRWEB) March 28, 2013
Regions Facility Services (RFS) is named the Darden Restaurants’ Vendor of the Year for 2013 during a reception in Orlando on March 11. The award recognizes the vendor demonstrating outstanding project management in the foodservice industry. Ron Wilhite, president and CEO of RFS, accepted the award presented by Jack McNertney Senior Director of Facilities Darden Restaurants.
To select its Vendor of the Year, Darden looks for a company that best exemplifies the organization’s core values of integrity, service, teamwork, excellence and respect. The vendors are nominated by Darden’s leadership team and must be chosen by unanimous decision.
"Congratulations to the entire Regions Facility Services team. It is a well-deserved honor for them to have won the award,” said Jack McNertney, Senior Director, Facilities, of Darden Restaurants. “We thank you for your partnership and support of our field teams."
Wilhite attributes his success to the excellent team of employees and contractors who subscribe to his simple philosophy of “doing quality work consistently to impact our clients’ bottom line.” He says receiving the award from Darden Restaurants is a testament to his team’s continued hard work.
“Darden is responsible for some of the most recognizable and enjoyable restaurant brands in the country,” says Wilhite. “They are synonymous with quality and it’s a true honor to be recognized by some of the best in the industry.”
About Darden Restaurants, Inc.
Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), the world's largest full-service restaurant company, owns and operates more than 2,000 restaurants that generate $8.0 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, and employing more than 185,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. In 2012, Darden was named to the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for the second year in a row and is the only full-service restaurant company to ever appear on the list. Our restaurant brands — Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V's, Wildfish and Yard House — reflect the rich diversity of those who dine with us. Our brands are built on deep insights into what our guests want. For more information, please visit http://www.darden.com.
About Regions Facility Services
Regions Facility Services (RFS) is a full service facility management company specializing in retail and restaurant construction. RFS works under a methodology that incorporates scheduled maintenance within its project based construction philosophy – ensuring that its clients maintain the highest quality facilities, while limiting exposure to potential maintenance issues with large cost exposure. RFS currently provides nationwide services to familiar brands such as Darden Restaurants, Wendy’s, Joe’s Crab Shack, Islands Restaurants, Cracker Barrel, Margaritaville and many others.