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Dreamstaurant 2: Press Release

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2nd Annual Dreamstaurant Contest Offers Contestants Chance to Win $40,000 in Restaurant Design and Products

Tundra Restaurant Supply launches nationwide Dreamstaurant contest October 1, 2013 giving one lucky winner the chance to win a grand prize package of $40,000, which is double the prize package as last year.

Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) October 03, 2013

Tundra Restaurant Supply ( has launched their 2nd annual Dreamstaurant contest, which offers contestants the chance to win a $40,000 grand prize package applied toward the build out of new or re-imagined restaurant. The grand prize package includes restaurant design services by Tundra’s Design Team ( and a restaurant equipment and supplies package to assist with the winner’s build out.

Last year, the grand prize package was $20,000. Thanks in large part to the generosity of our sponsor partners Arctic Air, Manitowoc, and Cambro, Tundra is doubling the prize package to $40,000 this year, and opening the contest from October 1 – December 31, 2013.

Contestants are encouraged to enter the contest at and provide a more detailed description about the scope of their project in the materials that will be emailed to them shortly after entering. Contestants are urged to be creative with the dream restaurant they tell Tundra about via video, imagery, and/or business plan. The more contestants are able to share, the easier it is for the judges to visualize their dream. After contestants complete the survey, the judges will take a close look at the responses to determine the Dreamstaurant finalists.

From the list of finalists, the ultimate winner will be announced on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 and selected based on the following 8 criteria: market potential (mass appeal), scope of project, creativity of concept, social voting (once the finalists have been announced), project timeline, financial backing, strength of business plan, and contestant experience.

Deadline for the contest is December 31, 2013. View the contests terms and conditions ( to learn more.

About Tundra Restaurant Supply

Tundra Restaurant Supply is an international distributor of top quality food service products, from equipment to parts to supplies. Tundra was founded by industry veteran Michael Lewis in Boulder, Colorado in 1993. Since then, Tundra has grown from a small specialty parts company, to an international distributor, with a comprehensive catalog of over 65,000 food service products, and a complete suite of services. Tundra is now led by Michael’s son Ryan Lewis. For more information, visit For access to photos, or to arrange interviews with Michael or Ryan Lewis or VP of Design Jeff Katz, contact Kasy Allen at 303-440-4142 x7141.


Kasy Allen
Tundra Restaurant Supply
800-447-4941 x 7141

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Dreamstaurant 2: Media Information

To make things easier, we thought we’d bring together all of our information for Dreamstaurant in one place for our media friends!  Here’s what we’ve collected so far, but you can always contact Kasy Allen for more information.  To visit the Dreamstaurant landing page, see


Dreamstaurant with Sponsors

2nd Annual Dreamstaurant Logo

2nd Annual Dreamstaurant Contest Hero Image

2nd Annual Dreamstaurant Contest

The Back Burner Blog

Dreamstaurant archives, including content covering last year’s contest. 

Contest Landing Pages

#Dreamstaurant on Pinterest

Press Releases

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Dreamstaurant 2: Ready, Set, Dream!

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It’s coming, the 2nd annual Dreamstaurant contest, but with our 2nd year, we had to bring it back big – and did we ever!  This year’s grand prize package is double what it was last year; that’s right, $40,000 in design services and restaurant supplies from Arctic Air, Manitowoc, and Cambro.

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If you aren’t familiar with the Dreamstaurant contest, you should go back and visit last year’s post on the Back Burner so you can get the full details, but essentially the contest gives contestants the opportunity to share the details of their dream restaurant with our judges.  Contestants can be aspiring to open up a new restaurant, looking to remodel an existing restaurant, or have multiple restaurants that need a little love; either way, if you are like most restaurateurs you have a dream restaurant in mind, but you just need a little help getting there.  And if you think a grand prize package of $40,000 would help, then this contest is for you! 

Now for the bad news. 

You still have to wait to enter, but only a few more hours!  At midnight tonight, the contest will open and you can submit your entry to be eligible for the prize package. 

Here’s a secret.

Our finalists last year did an amazing job of showing our judges exactly what they were dreaming.  I’d encourage you to get as crafty as you can: make a video, send over some photos, or put together a Pinterest board.  Whatever you can do to sell your dream, the more you’ll encourage our judges to pick you!  The criteria the judges will be using include:

  • Market Potential (Mass Appeal)
  • Scope of Project
  • Creativity of Concept
  • Social Response
  • Timeline
  • Financial Backing
  • Strength of Business Plan
  • Contestant Experience

The criteria is based on picking a winner that we know is ready to do this!  We want to help bring your dream restaurant to life, so show us that you’re ready too, and help us visualize your dream!

Here’s another secret.

If you’re on our email list, you’re going to get early access to the contest.  Thanks for being a VIP!

For more information on the contest, we’ll be posting a link to enter and to the terms and conditions page at midnight.  Get ready to dream!

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