At Antunes, we work hard to make each and every one of our customers successful through our unwavering commitment to providing products known for quality, consistency, and reliability. Over the years, we have won numerous awards from our customers, and each time we are tremendously honored by the recognition.

2016 McDonald's Energy Leadership in Kitchen Equipment

As part of McDonald's 2016 Supplier Energy Efficiency Challenge, the chain presented Antunes with the Energy Leadership in Kitchen Equipment award for delivering innovation and energy savings with the rollout of a new toaster to the McDonald's system. The new toaster features an innovative design that reduces annual energy costs by $1,800 per unit, which resulted in millions of dollars in energy savings to the U.S. market. Furthermore, the toasters reliability leads to reduced maintenance, which delivers approximately $1,000 in labor savings per year. 

2015 Whataburger Leap of Faith Award

Whataburger presented Antunes with the 2015 Leap of Faith Award at a leadership conference in San Antonio, Texas. This is given to the supplier who has worked effectively and efficiently with Whataburger. Antunes and Whataburger began their partnership in 2011, with the operations team from Whataburger working closely with the Antunes sales, product development, and technical support teams to develop and deliver a new toasting solution for their restaurants. The toaster, which is used for buns as well as Texas toast, features an innovative toasting system with proven reliability. Since the new toaster has been in use, Whataburger’s maintenance expenses for toasters have dropped significantly.

2014 McDonald's Partnership of the Year

McDonald's recognized Antunes for providing the most significant impact and contribution to its worldwide system of 33,000 restaurants with its Partnership of the Year award for 2014. Handed out annually, this award is given to the company with the highest total score for all of the company's metrics, including owner/operator survey results, worldwide objectives, savings, innovation, and reliability data.

2014 McDonald's Reliability of the Year Award

McDonald's presented Antunes with the Reliability of the Year award for having the best reliability performance score within its system of 33,000 restaurants. We received this honor because of the exceptional quality and reliability data for all of our equipment in the company’s system, including toasters, steamers, timers, and water filtration systems.

2012 McDonald's Supplier of the Year

McDonald's recognized Antunes for providing the most significant impact and contribution to its worldwide system of 33,000 restaurants with its Supplier of the Year award. Handed out annually, this award is given to the company with the highest total score for all of the company's metrics, including owner/operator survey results, worldwide objectives, savings, innovation, and reliability data.

2012 McDonald's Reliability of the Year Award

McDonald's presented Antunes with the Reliability of the Year award for having the best reliability performance score within its system of 33,000 restaurants. The Reliability of the Year award was one of three awards won by Antunes in 2012. We received this honor because of the exceptional quality and reliability data for all of our equipment in the company’s system, including toasters, steamers, timers, and water filtration systems.

2012 McDonald's Innovation of the Year Award

McDonald's presented Antunes with the Innovation of the Year award based on performance scores within the entire company’s system. The Innovation of the Year award was one of three awards given to Antunes in 2012. We received this honor because of the release, development, and enhancement of several bun and muffin toasters to improve overall quality and service for the company’s restaurants throughout the world.

2012 McDonald's India Equipment Quality Award

McDonald's presented this award to Antunes for providing the best equipment and support to the 250 restaurants in India. The company's presence in India has grown considerably since the first restaurant opened in 1998, and Antunes has been a key supplier for bun toasters, muffin toasters, egg grills, and water filtration systems.

2011 Wendy's Golden Link Award

Antunes received this award for the development and release of a bun toaster in conjunction with Wendy's new Dave’s Hot ‘N Juicy cheeseburger in 2011. A reinvention of the brand’s cheeseburger that took more than two years to research and development, Dave’s Hot ‘N Juicy featured many improvements, including a toasted, buttered bun. Antunes worked closely with Wendy’s to develop a new rapid toaster and ship multiple units to every store in the Wendy’s system in time for the burger’s nationwide release.

2011 McDonald's China Best Supporting Company

Thanks to our international expansion, Antunes set up its first overseas manufacturing operation in China in 2003 to provide improved service to the growing Asian markets. Our presence in Asia has grown considerably since then, and in 2011, Antunes was recognized for providing the best support to the company's system in China.

2010 Arby's Red Hat Supplier Achievement Award

This award was presented to recognize select suppliers for their superior levels of service and support to the entire Arby’s system. For more than 10 years, Antunes has provided Arby’s restaurants with high-quality equipment, including steamers, bun toasters, and timers.

2009 McDonald's Worldwide Partnership of Excellence

Voted on by every area of the world in the McDonald's system, the Partnership of Excellence was one of only three awards presented at their bi-annual worldwide summit. Antunes received this award because of our involvement in the company’s equipment supplier council, water filtration standards, and supplier evaluation process as well as our development of a new tabletop steamer.

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