In the previous installment of our MUFSO at 50 retrospective, we presented an overview of the Pioneer Award. Inaugurated in 1981, the MUFSO Pioneer Award honors a veteran multiunit foodservice operator for professional dedication and contributions to the foodservice industry. That honoree also is saluted for sustaining innovation and creativity over the years.
Honorees are selected each year by the editorial board of Nation’s Restaurant News. Listed below are all 28 winners—a list