Toronto, Canada, February 9, 2016 — MVR Cash and Carry (www.mvrwholesale.com), the largest restaurant and convenience wholesaler in Ontario, congratulates and comments on the recent news that the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) has added 33 restaurants from southern Ontario to its coveted Four and Five Diamond list for 2016. The winners include a mixture of new names, as well as long-standing restaurants, some of which have held the honour for over two decades (Source: “Thirty-three Restaurants Awarded CAA/AAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings,” Newswire.ca, February 5, 2016; http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/thirty-three-restaurants-awarded-caaaaa-four-and-five-diamond-ratings-567809361.html.)
“New or old, the winners have certainly been recognized for their success. It takes a lot to maintain that level of class so consistently,” says Mike Commisso, co-owner and operator of MVR Cash and Carry. He is referring to the manner in which the Diamond Awards are classified. The restaurants on the four and five Diamond level are considered the most refined, most luxurious, and most sophisticated establishments that routinely exceed expectations for customers.
The 2016 winners include America Restaurant, a first time winner, The Old Mill, which has made the list for the 28th consecutive year, and Langdon Hall Dining Room & Terrace. The Diamond Awards are notable for having published guidelines and unannounced evaluations. Businesses do not pay a fee to get approved or rated by AAA/CAA so there is no inherent bias or conflict of interest present. It is simply an acknowledgement of a business’s scale and sophistication.
“A lot goes in to winning an award like CAA’s Four or Five Diamond certification,” notes Commisso. “The food, decoration, ambiance, lighting, service, staff, everything can’t be good or great—it has to be outstanding. That’s why it’s really beneficial to have an easy-to-access supplier. One-stop-shopping lets business owners stay focused.”
MVR Cash and Carry is a family-owned and operated wholesale food distributor in Toronto serving retailers, independent grocery stores, catering companies, and many small businesses.