Bainbridge DQ receives Pride Award

Published 11:59 am Friday, July 22, 2011

Bainbridge’s Dairy Queen restaurant, located at 519 W. Shotwell St., recently received a PRIDE (Personal Responsibility in Delivering Excellence) Award from the Dairy Queen system for achieving a high level of cleanliness and food safety.

“I feel honored to have received such a prestigious award,” said owner Gary Phillips. “My staff and I work hard to keep our restaurant at a high level of cleanliness to ensure that we provide a safe and enjoyable environment for our customers.”

The award is given out once a year to those stores that demonstrate PRIDE by maintaining the Dairy Queen system’s standard of cleanliness and food safety. Every restaurant that meets those standards will receive the award.

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This is the fourth year for the award, and last year 15 percent of restaurants in the Dairy Queen/Orange Julius system received it. The award is delivered at the time of the PRIDE assessment, which can occur anytime throughout the year.

Phillips received immediate recognition for his hard work in the form of a framed certificate with a picture of the crew working at the time of the assessment.