Ahmass Fakahany left and Michael White

Ahmass Fakahany, left, and Michael White

Michael White, Ahmass Fakahany capture 2015 Richard Melman Award

This is part of Restaurant Hospitality's special coverage of the 2015 MUFSO conference, taking place Sept. 20–22 at the Hyatt Regency at Reunion Tower in Dallas. Follow coverage of the event on Restaurant-Hospitality.com and tweet with us using #MUFSO. Stay connected on the go by downloading the MUFSO app.

Michael White and Ahmass Fakahany, the driving forces behind Altamarea Group, picked up the Richard Melman Innovator of the Year Award Monday during the MUFSO Conference in Dallas.

Award namesake Richard Melman, founder of Chicago-based Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, joined Restaurant Hospitality editor-in-chief Michael Sanson in presenting the award, which celebrates innovation in rest

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