For the first time, foodies and takeaway lovers have the chance to vote for their favourite New Zealand restaurant in the latest Menulog Restaurant Awards.     

This year, Menulog’s biannual Restaurant Awards introduce a ‘People’s Choice Award’ alongside the announcement of national and local winners.

While winners have traditionally been selected on restaurant performance and popularity , the 2018 People’s Choice Award gives all Menulog Restaurant Partners the chance to be a part of the awards series.

Menulog New Zealand Manager, Paul Dodds, said: “Menulog’s mission is to help local restaurants promote their business, boost orders and drive sustainable growth. The Menulog Restaurant Awards have always been an integral part of the Menulog offer for restaurants, however the introduction of the new People’s Choice Award takes this to the next level.

“People’s Choice opens up this opportunity to all valued restaurant partners, regardless of size or location, as well as giving Kiwis the chance to vote for their favourite and potentially take home a prize themselves for their efforts!”

The People’s Choice Winner will receive $5,000 and the People’s Choice Runner up will receive $2,500. All Kiwis that vote will also go in the running to win a free Menulog meal every day for three months – over $2,500 worth of food!

As well as the People’s Choice Award, Menulog will announce a National Winner, as well as the best in Burgers, Pizza, Chinese, Thai and Indian.

Dodds says the Awards continue to grow as more restaurants use Menulog’s online ordering technology to meet increasing demand from customers for home delivery.

“There are some great restaurants out there, that may not necessarily do the order numbers that some of the more popular or metro outlets do, but their reputation and great food make them neighbourhood favourites.   

“We think some of the country’s best kept secrets will be revealed – that’s if their loyal customers are willing to share the secret with the rest of New Zealand!”  

Dodds says the Menulog Restaurant Awards are about celebrating the success of its restaurant partners and great cuisine.

Family-run business Crusty’s Pizza Burger in Auckland won the 2018 Summer Restaurant Awards earlier this year for its handcrafted pizza and burgers that use locally sourced ingredients from the Hobsonville community.

Meanwhile, popular Mt Wellington restaurant Big Fish Eatery won the best Japanese category in Auckland, with local Chinese favourite Ming Du in Karori winning Wellington’s best Asian cuisine award.    

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