Colorado restaurant group honored by Vail Valley Partnership

Denver, Colorado – May 19, 2015 – Roadhouse Hospitality Group has been named 2015 Business of the Year by the Vail Valley Partnership. The family-owned Roadhouse group, whose restaurants include such familiar names throughout the Denver metro area as the Wazee Supper Club, Reivers, Spanky’s Urban Roadhouse and Hodsons, as well as popular mountain town establishments, was honored at the Vail Valley Partnership’s 12th annual Success Awards event, held recently at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion. Four of Roadhouse’s restaurants are located in the Vail Valley.

The Vail Valley Partnership’s annual Business of the Year award is given to a business with 11 or more employees that demonstrates ethical business practices, professionalism, a strong community involvement and a positive social and/or economic impact on the region.

“The Vail Valley Partnership is such a respected organization that it’s particularly meaningful receiving their Success Award as Business of the Year,” says Roadhouse Hospitality Group President John Shipp. “It’s truly an honor to be recognized alongside so many outstanding Vail businesses. Giving back to the communities where we have restaurants is an important part of our mission, and ultimately it’s the hard work of our employees – both their professionalism in our restaurants and their active roles in the greater Vail Valley community – that I have to credit with this achievement.”

Roadhouse Hospitality Group has been one of the state’s best-established restaurant family businesses for nearly three decades. Owned by the Shipp brothers – Dan, John and Mike – the group’s Vail Valley establishments include the Dusty Boot restaurants in Beaver Creek and Eagle, as well as Luigi’s pasta restaurant in Eagle and The Metropolitan restaurant in Beaver Creek.

Started in 1991 when the Shipp brothers purchased their first restaurant, Spanky’s Roadhouse near the University of Denver, Colorado-based Roadhouse Hospitality Group currently owns and operates 16 restaurants in the Denver metro area and in Colorado mountain towns and resorts, with two new restaurants slated to open in late summer and fall, including one in Boulder’s historic train depot. For more information and a full listing of restaurants and locations, click here.

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Dan Shipp, Roadhouse Hospitality Group,