FM Best Concepts
Best Station Concept: Restaurant Associates

Best Station Concept: Restaurant Associates

Other 2013 Best Concept Winners: Best Customer Concept: Univ. of North Carolina Hospitals Best Management Company Concept: Sodexo Best New Facility: Virginia Tech Best Renovation: Northeastern University Best Special Event Concept: St. Paul (MN) Public Schools Best of Show: Henry Ford Hospitals Best Wellness Concept: Sodexo Best Menu: Bon Appetit Best Convenience Retailing Concept: Univ. of Massachusetts-Amherst

The humble meatball gets the upscale treatment with this gourmet panini concept from Restaurant Associates, which offers four exotic meatball choices, six toppings and four breads for customers to mix and match.

The meatballs are the star attraction with selections like one combining pork shoulder, prosciutto, hot cherry pepper and cipollini onions. Another has Angus beef, ricotta, parsley and black pepper. Toppings include saffron aioli, olive-caper tapenade and spicy

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