The Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers Awards will be presented via livestream on May 19 at 2 p.m..

Since its creation 16 years ago, the Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers list has recognized the industry’s most successful brands, and although this past year has been a struggle at times, many companies and leaders have maintained their dedication to innovation, leadership and resilience. And we can’t wait to recognize them during the Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers Awards Livestream at 2 p.m., May 19.

Doug Sutton of Steritech will join me as host of the virtual gala, which honors the companies that not only made it through the global pandemic but thrived by transforming everything from their operating models and menus to store layouts and labor plans, while still managing to take care of the people in their communities.

You’ll see several familiar names on this year’s list as well as a few smaller, up-and-coming brands that impressed judges for their abilities to quickly change direction in order to stay afloat.

As in past years, we received hundreds of nominations, which a panel of judges studied and debated before choosing the 2021’s top 75 brands and 25 executives.

Although the event is virtual, we’ll still be in cocktail attire and would love to see you dressed up as you watch from your office or house. We’ll even give a prize for the best dressed selfie posted on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Grab a cocktail or a coffee, and click here to register for the free event!

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