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Marcus Restaurant Group Wins Standard of Excellence Award for New Website in Web Marketing Association’s 2015 Webawards

This year’s web development awards included over 1,500 entries from 40 countries in 96 industry categories.

By - Sep 17th, 2015 04:25 pm

Milwaukee, Wis., September 17, 2015. . . . .Marcus Restaurant Group, a leading developer and operator of distinctive food and beverage experiences nationwide, was a Standard of Excellence winner in the restaurant category for its new website in the Web Marketing Association’s 2015 WebAwards.

This year’s web development awards included over 1,500 entries from 40 countries in 96 industry categories. Entries were judged on design, copywriting, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation and use of technology.  The WebAwards competition highlights entries from around the world that show impressive creativity and functionality.

“As Marcus Restaurant Group continues to grow, we needed to create a website that accommodated all our unique and creative restaurant concepts around the U.S., in one easy to navigate place. Our design focused on large, colorful images of our creative food concepts, and bright, vibrant boxes highlighting each of our restaurant brands. Our new website not only includes information on each of our restaurants, but also information on special events and our popular ‘Straight to Your Plate’ program, which highlights a monthly local ingredient and purveyors and suppliers who are doing an outstanding job in sourcing unique and interesting foods. Guests and customers really love learning about the purveyors, the history of their business and the diverse dishes our chefs create, and now we are able to better share those stories on our new website,” said Peggy Williams-Smith, vice president of food and beverage.

Williams-Smith added, “The ‘Straight to Your Plate’ program has been very successful among guests and shows that hotel restaurants are real players in the culinary scene. The program is a win for all – it provides a perfect combination of great food with premium ingredients, mixed with talented chefs, wonderful restaurants and stellar Wisconsin-based purveyors.”

For more information on the “Straight to Your Plate” program and to view videos of the latest ingredients, please visit:

For more information on Marcus Restaurant Group, please visit:  For more information on the WebAwards, please visit:

About Marcus Restaurant Group

Milwaukee-based Marcus Restaurant Group, an operating unit of Marcus Hotels & Resorts, develops and operates distinctive nation-wide establishments ranging from casual and fine dining to trendy lounges and creative concepts.  From cuisine and cocktails to ambiance and vibe, each Marcus Restaurant Group experience is carefully designed to fuse with the local scene offering the finest quality farm to table products, wine and craft beverages and inspired dishes that cater to every taste. Award-winning concepts include Miller Time Pub & Grill, ChopHouse and Mason Street Grill.  Frequent diners are encouraged to partake in the Marcus Rewards loyalty program at participating restaurants, bars and lounges at:  For more information on Marcus Restaurant Group please visit or visit Facebook for the latest news and updates.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages

20 hotels, resorts and other properties in 11 states. A force in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts provides expertise in management, development and historic renovations. The company’s portfolio includes a wide variety of properties including city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts and branded first-class hotels. For more information on the latest news and updates please follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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