Landry’s honors Southern Wine & Spirits as
“NATIONAL BEVERAGE Vendor of the year”
Southern’s National Accounts Team Awarded
Miami, FL, January 27, 2011 –Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern) today announced that Landry’s Restaurants, Inc.,(LNY),
one of America’s largest casual dining and entertainment companies, has honored Southern, naming it “National Beverage Vendor of the Year”.
Landry’s portfolio of restaurant concepts include Chart House, Rain Forest Cafe, Saltgrass Steakhouse, Oceanaire, Claim Jumper and Bubba Gump,
as well as Landry’s restaurant units across the U.S. In congratulating the Company’s National Accounts Team, Sr. Vice President-Marketing,
Kevin Fennessey said, “I am truly gratified that our National Account Team’s hard work and high professional standards have again been
recognized by a national account customer. Their excellent service to our on-premise customers are a true reflection of our Company’s
tradition of first-class service. On behalf of our entire Company, we congratulate Ken Kribel, Senior Vice President, National Accounts,
and the Company’s National Accounts Team on this tremendous honor from Landry’s.” James Kramer, Landry’s Vice President of Beverage,
commented in front of over 700 suppliers and Landry’s management, “We are proud to honor two fine corporations with national awards this
year—Southern and Sysco.” In accepting this honor from Landry’s, Mr. Kribel commented, “I would like to congratulate the Southern sales
and operations teams for their work with Landry’s as well as all of our Landry’s units around the country. We are proud to receive this
honor and are extremely fortunate to be able to work with Landry’s world-class management group as well as all of Landry’s outstanding
team members across the nation.”
About Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc.
Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. is the nation’s largest wine and spirits distributor with operations in 33 markets.
The multi-state distributor currently operates in: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Hawaii, Illinois,
Indiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina,
Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia—as well as the additional seven states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and
Utah through the Southern-Odom/Spirits West partnership. In addition, Southern has a presence in Maryland and the District of Columbia
through a joint venture with F.P. Winner Wine & Spirits as well as a joint venture operation in Minnesota with J.J. Taylor Distributing
Company. Southern also holds operating licenses and permits in Nebraska and Texas. On a national basis, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc.
employs more than 11,000 team members. For more information, see: http://www.southernwine.com.
About Landry’s Restaurants, Inc.
Landry’s is a national, diversified restaurant, hospitality, and entertainment company principally engaged in
the ownership and operation of full-service, casual dining restaurants, primarily under the names of Rainforest Café,
Saltgrass Steakhouse, Landry’s Seafood House, Charley’s Crab, The Chart House, Oceanaire, and the Signature Group of restaurants.
The Company is also engaged in the ownership and operation of select hospitality businesses, including the Golden Nugget Hotel &
Casino in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada. For more information, see: https://www.landrysrestaurants.com.