Time is Running Out! Submit your MURTEC Breakthrough Awards nominations by August 5.

MURTEC Breakthrough Awards will be presented to the Enterprise Innovator and the Customer Engagement Innovator at MURTEC Executive Summit, Nov. 2-4, in Napa, Calif.
Anna Wolfe
Senior Editor - Restaurants
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Through August 5, Hospitality Technology (HT) magazine is accepting nominations for the 2022 MURTEC Breakthrough Awards, which honor restaurant companies for outstanding achievement in business innovation. Sponsored by Fortinet, a developer of network and cybersecurity solutions, the awards are presented to operators for leveraging groundbreaking technology and innovative strategies to improve customer engagement and/or the overall enterprise.

Now in their 16th year, the MURTEC Breakthrough Awards will be presented at the MURTEC Executive Summit, a sister event to MURTEC (Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference).

“In the restaurant industry, as in life, the difference between success and failure often comes down to taking action, especially in the face of adversity. Not being afraid to take risks, to fail forward, and embrace new technologies as digital differentiators is exactly what separates the innovators from the imitators,” said Courtney Radke, Field CISO for Retail and Hospitality, at Fortinet. “I want to recognize and congratulate those companies that took on the challenge head-on, paving the way for new and engaging customer experiences and continued digital innovation in the Restaurant Industry! We thank you for carrying the torch and are honored to be the sponsor of this year’s MURTEC Breakthrough Awards.”


Nominations for the MURTEC Breakthrough Awards are being accepted through August 5, 2022.   Submit your nominations here

Questions? Email HT’s Senior Editor – Restaurants Anna Wolfe at awolfe @

MURTEC Breakthrough Awards are given in two categories:

Enterprise Innovator – This is presented to the company that has leveraged a specific strategy or technology beyond standard practice to improve overall restaurant operations. Results should reveal an increase or marked improvement in efficiency, cost savings, etc. Areas of innovation can include, but are not limited to: back-office and/or front-of-house applications, labor management, point-of-sale technologies, cloud computing, and enterprise-grade mobile applications.

Customer Engagement Innovator – This is presented to the company that has leveraged a specific strategy or technology to increase guest satisfaction, loyalty, and/or brand reputation. Potential concepts can include, but are not limited to: mobile applications, social networking, loyalty and CRM.

Hospitality Technology Announces 2021 MURTEC Breakthrough Award Winners


  • Restaurants can nominate themselves
  • Technology vendors can nominate a restaurant, but are not eligible themselves for an award. 
  • Winners must be present to accept the award at the MURTEC Executive Summit.
  • To nominate a company, please fill out the nomination form here:


The  MURTEC Executive Summit, held November 2-4, at Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, California, is produced by Hospitality Technology and is a sister event to MURTEC (Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference). MURTEC Executive Summit is where restaurant leaders from across the organization -- in both technical and non-technical roles -- unite to see their future through the lens of strategic technology. 

About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network—today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud, or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks number one in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 500,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses.  Learn more at 

About Hospitality Technology
Hospitality Technology (HT) is the only publication dedicated to covering the role of information technology in improving business performance for both hotel and restaurant operators. The Hospitality Technology editorial portfolio includes: a print publication that publishes eight times annually and reaches more than 16,000 hospitality industry executives, three networking and educational events (MURTEC, HT-NEXT and MURTEC Executive Summit), a comprehensive website, e-newsletters, web seminars, and several exclusive annual reports and studies. Hospitality Technology is the parent brand of the Restaurant Technology Network (, a membership community of restaurants and suppliers working together to solve industry challenges by shaping standards and sharing best practices. Visit Hospitality Technology online at www.hospitalitytech.comHospitality Technology is published by EnsembleIQ, headquartered in Chicago. 

Questions? Email HT’s Senior Editor – Restaurants Anna Wolfe at awolfe @