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Healthy Dining Program Joins Hands with Winners of the Top 100 Chinese Restaurants in USA Awards --National Restaurant Association Endorses Partnership
2009/5/13 0:00:00
(Chicago, IL May 13, 2009) -- Chinese Restaurant News (CRN) will make an official announcement of the partnership between its annual award Top 100 Chinese Restaurants in USA Awards and Healthy Dining during the National Restaurant Association (NRA) trade show in Chicago.  The NRA and CRN Partnership Media Reception will take place on the NRA Show Floor on Monday, May 18th at 1:30pm.  At the reception, NRA officers will be attendance with a representative from Healthy Dining, the company and driving force of HealthyDiningFinder.com, and representatives from Chinese Restaurant New along with past winners of the Top 100 Chinese Restaurants Awards.
Sue Hensley, Senior Vice President, Communications of the National Restaurant Association states, “The partnership with CRN’s Top 100 Chinese Restaurants in the US and Healthy Dining Finder reflects the restaurant industry’s commitment in making a positive difference in supporting consumer’s interests in healthy lifestyles.”
Chinese Restaurant News names the Top 100 Chinese Restaurants in the U.S.A each year, aiming to set the standards for dining excellence for Chinese restaurants. For the past five years, NRA has been a major supporter of the Top 100 Awards, and gladly endorses the addition of a new Healthy Dining award category be added with the guidelines provided by Healthy Dining and the a formal partnership established between Healthy Dining and CRN.
 
HealthyDiningFinder.com, an initiative of California-based Healthy Dining in collaboration with the NRA, assists customers in finding healthy menu options with corresponding nutrition information at 60,000 restaurants across the country. 
Erica Bohm, M.S., V.P. and Director of Strategic Partnerships says, “Healthy Dining's partnership with Chinese Restaurant News breaks new ground in aligning the efforts and talents of the Chinese restaurant community around offering and promoting the healthful menu options available at Chinese restaurants.  We applaud CRN's proactivity in being at the forefront of the healthy eating trend." More than 40 Chinese restaurants signed up on their program since the partnership’s inception in January. 
 
Tai San Chef Restaurant in Darien (Chicago suburban) is one of the 40. Following the media conference, CRN & Healthy Dining’s Director of Nutrition will visit the kitchen at Tai San, and host a dinner and cooking demonstration at this Top 100 Chinese Awards winning restaurant. Chef Saito Lee will host a "Teppanyaki" culinary show for guests and serve a buffet including their signature dishes -"General Tso's Chicken, Phad Thai Noodles, and Mongolian Beef among others. Healthy Dining dietician Nicole Quartuccio will be presenting the nutritional facts of some healthy offerings on the menu of Tai San Chef.
 
About the Top 100 Chinese Restaurants in the USA Awards
Chinese Restaurant News (CRN) names the Top 100 Chinese Restaurants in the U.S.A each year. The Top 100 Overall Excellence award signifies the competition's highest honor. The competition is open to all Chinese restaurants in the U.S. Participating restaurants include newly established restaurants, seasoned restaurants, chain restaurants and past award-winners. Check out more than 2,000 past winners and current candidates in all 50 states, at:  http://www.Top100ChineseRestaurants.com
The 6th Annual Top 100 Chinese Restaurant News Awards Ceremony is to be held on January 3-5, 2010 in Las Vegas and will be part of a US-China Business and Trade Summit -- one of the country’s largest networking platforms for entrepreneurs, traders, and business leaders from both the U.S. and China.
 
About Chinese Restaurant News
Chinese Restaurant News (www.c-r-n.com) was founded in 1995. It was the first and largest monthly publication designed to inform the Chinese speaking owners and operators of Chinese restaurants in the U.S., of industry news, trends, concepts, and competitive advice. CRN offers research, data evaluation and support for its restaurant partners.  CRN is published by its parent company, Smart Business Services, Inc. (www.s-b-s.net).
Monday, May 18th
NRA and Healthy Dining Partnership Media Reception
1:30pm
NRA Show Floor
Tel:  (312) 853-2525
http://www.restaurant.org/

Monday, May 18th
CRN Dinner & Cooking Demonstration
7:00 pm
Tai San Chef Restaurant
2813 83rd Street
Darien, IL 60561
Tel: (630) 985-5006
http://www.taisanchef.com/