Rosemont-based US Foods Holding Corp. was awarded the Accenture Corporate Innovator Award, which celebrates a large corporation for its commitment to innovation. US Foods is one of 20 Chicago Innovation Award winners selected from more than 425 nominations.
The company was honored for its Ghost Kitchens Playbook, a free, first-to-market program launched in response to dine-in restrictions created by the pandemic to help guide restaurant operators through every step of launching a new ghost kitchen revenue stream within their existing brick-and-mortar location.
The program includes access to proprietary technology to identify the right ghost kitchen concept, marketing strategy support, and one-on-one consultations with US Foods experts.
“It is an honor to be awarded with a Chicago Innovation Award for our approach to helping food service operators drive alternative revenue streams during one of the most challenging times in the restaurant industry,” said Jim Osborne, US Foods senior vice president of customer strategy and innovation.
The complete list of this year’s Chicago Innovation Award winners can be found at www.chicagoinnovation.com.