Dat Dog Wins Community Service Award, COO DiPaola Named Industry Representative

Dat Dog Enterprises President & COO Bill DiPaola

NEW ORLEANS – Local sausage and hot dog purveyor Dat Dog is the recipient of the National Restaurant Association (NRA)’s 2016 Restaurant Neighbor Award for Louisiana. Restaurant reps said the community is in Dat Dog’s DNA, so the team is extremely honored to be recognized for their efforts from regularly featured fundraisers to art markets, Mardi Gras Krewe parties, trivia nights and more.

         The NRA’s Restaurant Neighbor Award highlights restaurants who have gone “above and beyond” for local community service. Winners receive national recognition on the NRA’s website as well as commemorative plaque for display. State winners will be judged on a national level in order to compete for a $10,000 reward to be given to a charity or community project of their choosing. National winners will be chosen and recognized at a banquet later this spring in Washington, DC.

         Additionally, Dat Dog Enterprises President & COO Bill DiPaola was recently elected as an Industry Representative for the Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA)’s Educational Foundation. DiPaola has been chosen to speak at a variety of meetings and conferences, leading discussions about issues currently facing the restaurant industry ranging from healthcare to the “fight for $15.”

         The Louisiana Restaurant Association is a statewide organization whose mission is to serve members of restaurant industry. The LRA Education Foundation has provided more than $340,000 in scholarships for young people in the restaurant industry to advance their skills in the restaurant and culinary arts. The LRA is committed to serving a field which employs more than 200,000 workers in the state through the advancement and protection of the foodservice industry, reps said.

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