Thursday, November 10, 2016
Willy Bitter of Willy’s Mexicana Grill among Finalists Rolling into GRACE Awards Gala Nov. 13
September brought exciting word that Willy’s Mexicana Grill founder and CEO Willy Bitter is a finalist for the 2016 Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Award. This weekend, GRACE award winners will be announced at the 10th anniversary of the GRACE Awards Gala on Sunday, Nov. 13. The event, a high spot of the year for those in Georgia’s restaurant industry (as evident by sold-out ticket status), takes off at 6 p.m. in the Delta Flight Museum. Eight peer-nominated award categories will be honored by the Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA). Willy Bitter and Willy’s are up for the Distinguished Service Award recognizing leadership, demonstrated community service, charitable involvement and/or service to the restaurant industry. Kindness overflows from Willy’s eateries like the abundance of fresh fillings spilling out of their big rolled-to-order burritos. One example is Willy’s commitment to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta through fundraising as well as involvement in the organization’s “Positive Sprouts” initiative to establish healthy eating habits and nutritional awareness. A portion of gala proceeds will benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank.