DALLAS, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Studio Movie Grill ("SMG") has modernized the traditional movie-going experience by combining first-run movies with in-theater dining and is differentiated in the market today by its continued ability to innovate. SMG is extremely proud to announce that its Chief Executive Officer, Founder and Owner, Brian Schultz, was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 for the Southwest Area North. The Award was announced and presented to Mr. Schultz at a black-tie gala event honoring the recipients at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel earlier this week. The program recognizes outstanding high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
"Studio Movie Grill has seen tremendous growth in the last few years to over 100 screens in 5 states. As we continue our expansion into new markets it is extremely gratifying to receive this Ernst & Young Award on behalf of the whole SMG team as an acknowledgement of the tremendous effort and significant strides we have made in our segment of the movie exhibition industry," said Mr. Schultz. "Innovation and improving the customer experience as well as reaching out into our communities is in our DNA and the entrepreneurial spirit informs our decisions as a company."
As a recipient of the regional award, Brian Schultz is eligible for the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® National Award to be held in November as part of the Strategic Growth Forum®.
About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award recognizes the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.
About Studio Movie Grill (www.studiomoviegrill.com)
Studio Movie Grill ("SMG") modernized the traditional movie-going experience by combining first-run movies with in-theater dining, and is differentiated in the market today by its continued ability to innovate and maximize movie and menu offerings. SMG is nationally recognized as a leader in the in-theater dining segment, has over 100 screens in 5 states and is set to expand to 2 new states this year. Studio Movie Grill has existing locations in Texas, Georgia, Arizona, Illinois and North Carolina with more expansion on the way.
Lynne McQuaker, Director of Public Relations, Studio Movie Grill