RENO, NEV. — Port of Subs was recently awarded the National Turkey Federation’s Seventh Annual "Turkey on the Menu" (T.O.M.) Award, which recognizes this chain of casual/family style restaurants for its consistent and innovative turkey sandwich menu items that distinguish them from the competition. Port of Subs operates more than 150 units in seven Western states

"We’ve become synonymous with quality sandwich-making and turkey allows us to continue providing our customers with top-quality meat that gives our made-fresh-to-order sandwiches its unique taste," said Mike Powell, president, Port of Subs. "Winning this prestigious award is a real thrill and honor."

"By using turkey products and creating a recognizable flavor for consumers, Port of Subs has shown that with a little creativity, turkey can be the perfect protein choice year round," said Sherrie Rosenblatt, N.T.F.’s vice-president of marketing and communications. 

To qualify for judging, N.T.F. members nominate the foodservice chains they feel best exemplifies the criteria of the T.O.M. award. Entrant applications address questions regarding turkey menu applications, the items’ consumer appeal, how the chain promotes the menu items through marketing and turkey’s food cost percentage. A panel of foodservice professionals rates the entries on consumer appeal, versatility, taste, value, and how the turkey application benefits the chain operation.