This year’s Hispanic Leadership Tribute, a print ad produced by MFHA to honor its members and appearing in Nation’s Restaurant News (NRN) every Heritage month, features a record 35 honorees from foodservice and hospitality. Since the launch of the Hispanic Leadership Ad in 2010, the number of participating companies has increased every year. The 2015 ad shows a 45.8% increase in senior leadership of Hispanic heritage, over the 2014 ad that featured 24 honorees. ”The fact that we are seeing a large increase in the number of participating companies is good news for our industry,” said Gerry Fernandez, President of MFHA. “We need to showcase our leaders as a way to attract more diversity to our industry.”
Participating for the first time with their honorees are BAMA Group, Brinker International, California Pizza Kitchen, Firehouse Subs, Johnson & Wales University, Red Lobster, Sonic Restaurants, Inc., TGI Fridays, and Wingstop. Other members recognized are Aramark, Bob Evans Farms, Coca-Cola, Compass Group, Darden, Denny’s, Dunkin’ Brands, Ecolab, Golden Corral, Marriott International, McDonald’s Corp., PepsiCo, YUM! Brands, Sodexo, Starbucks, and The Wendy’s Company.
The 2015 Tribute to Hispanic Heritage can be found under Hispanic Leaders in Hospitality: http://www.mfha.net/files/ads/MFHA_2015_LatinoTrbute_web_09-29_v2.pdf
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