Iconic Restaurant Industry Leader, Danny Meyer, To Receive 2018 TDn2K Workplace Legacy Award

Working to become an outstanding business leader, also known as an employer of choice, is a never-ending journey. I do believe that path is the single most motivating reason I go to work each day and this honor feels especially gratifying. – Danny Meyer.

TDn2K™ has announced that Danny Meyer, Founder and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, is the recipient of the 2018 Workplace Legacy Award. This prestigious honor will be presented at the Global Best Practices Conference to be held in late January 2018 in Dallas, Texas.

The Workplace Legacy Award, presented for the first time in 2005, recognizes a leader in the restaurant industry who has demonstrated success in balancing superior people practices and best-in-class operational results. In addition, their employees, organizations and communities have benefited from their leadership.

“Working to become an outstanding business leader, also known as an employer of choice, is a never-ending journey. I do believe that path is the single most motivating reason I go to work each day and this honor feels especially gratifying,” said Danny Meyer.

“Danny Meyer is an exceptional leader and a personal hero,” said Joni Thomas Doolin, CEO and founder of TDn2K. “He is a legend in the industry for his impassioned execution of ‘enlightened hospitality’ in venues as diverse as Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, The Modern, Shake Shack and the newly launched Martina. He has never wavered from his commitment of putting his employees first, including the implementation of no-tipping policies designed to make compensation fairer for kitchen employees. It is truly a privilege to be able to honor him with this award.”

Danny, his restaurants and chefs have earned an unprecedented 28 James Beard Awards, and in 2015, Danny was named to the TIME 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World. Danny’s first business book, Setting the Table (HarperCollins, 2006), a New York Times bestseller, examines the power of hospitality in restaurants, business and life. An active national leader in the fight against hunger, Danny serves on the board of Share Our Strength and has long supported hunger relief initiatives including City Harvest and God’s Love We Deliver. In 2017, he became the…

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