Rapoport’s Restaurant Group was named the #1 medium-size workplace for South Florida Sun Sentinel’s “Top Places to Work” 2020 list. We also received the ‘Leadership’ specialty award for the mid-size category. The list, which recognizes 90 companies to work for in South Florida is based solely on employee feedback, was gathered through a third-party survey. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few. In addition to that, Rapoport’s Restaurant Group was named a 2021 Top Workplaces USA Award Winner. Only 6 out of the 90 South Florida regional winners earned the national award too.
Over the years Burt Rapoport and Rapoport's Restaurant Group have won numerous local and national awards. Rapoport’s Restaurant Group won the 2013 Southeast DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award and the national Community Excellence Award, recognizing a small business’ community commitment, presented by the United States Chamber of Commerce. Burt Rapoport holds the title of 2017 Power Leaders in Hospitality and 2016 South Florida Ultimate CEO both by South Florida Business Journal, 2008 “Business Leader of the Year” by Boca Raton’s Chamber of Commerce, 2007 “Restaurateur of the Year” by Gold Life Boca, Gold Coast and Palm Beacher Magazines, and has won numerous Readers’ Choice Awards from Boca Raton Magazine for each of his restaurant concepts including Favorite Restaurant, Best Service, Best Business Lunch, Best Dining Entertainment, Best Fine Dining and Best Outdoor Dining. He was also honored by his alma mater, Arizona State University when he was inducted in their Sun Devil 100 program in 2016, which honors university alumni business leaders and entrepreneurs. In 2016 he was recognized by Restaurant Hospitality magazine as one of the RH 25: Coolest Multi Concept Companies. Scroll below to view the full list of awards and accolades.
2024, Palm Beach 100 Most Influential Business Leaders- Burt Rapoport, Palm Beach Illustrated
2023, Palm Beach 100 Most Influential Business Leaders- Burt Rapoport, Palm Beach Illustrated
2022, Palm Beach 100 Most Influential Business Leaders- Burt Rapoport, Palm Beach Illustrated
2021, Boca Observer Magazine, Readers' Choice Awards: Deck 84 'Happy Hour,' Burt & Max's 'Burger Spot,' Max's Grille 'Cocktail Spot' & 'Brunch Spot' & Prezzo 'Best Italian'
2021, Top Workplaces USA award winner
2020, Top Workplaces South Florida, #1 Mid-Size Category, Sun Sentinel
2020, Top Workplaces, Mid-Size Category 'Leadership' Award, Sun Sentinel
2018, Most Powerful People in Palm Beach County Nominee, Boca Life Magazine
2017, Power Leaders in Hospitality, South Florida Business Journal
Recognizes the executives behind the engines that run tourism in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. They are the leaders who make South Florida the hospitality capital of the world
2016, RH 25: Coolest Multi-Concept Companies
Rapoport’s Restaurant Group was selected as one of the top multi-concept companies in the nation by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine. View Article.
2016 South Florida Ultimate CEO, South Florida Business Journal
Burt Rapoport and 14 other honorees were selected by the South Florida Business Journal editorial team for their outstanding leadership within their organization, their commitment to the business community and through their countless hours donated to the communities in which they live and work. View Article.
2016 Arizona State University, Sun Devil 100
From a large list of distinguished alumni business leaders, the Alumni Association and ASU have awarded Burt Rapoport and the 19 other alumni who are truly igniting innovation in their industries. This special awards program celebrates the achievements of Sun Devil-owned and Sun Devil-led businesses across the globe and highlights ASU’s incredible story of entrepreneurial leadership.
The Boca Heart and Stroke Ball:
Burt and Robin Rapoport – 2014 Open Your Heart Ambassadors
United States Chamber of Commerce:
2013 Southeast Regional DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award
2013 Community Excellence Award
Rapoport’s Restaurant Group was named one of the U.S. Chamber’s 7 Regional Finalists and one of the 100 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award® winners in 2013. Each of these award winners had the opportunity to invite its community to show support for their business through online voting. Rapoport’s Restaurant Group received more votes than any of their competitors, becoming the fifth recipient of the annual Community Excellence Award.
2010 George Snow Scholarship Fund
Community Service Award
2009 Best of Boca & Beyond Boca Raton Magazine:
Burt Rapoport Hall of Fame – Restaurateur
2008 Best of Boca & Beyond Boca Raton Magazine:
Burt Rapoport Hall of Fame – Restaurateur
2008 Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce:
Burt Rapoport -Business Leader of the Year
2008 Readers’ Choice Award Boca Raton Magazine
Best of Boca
2007 Gold Coast, Boca Life & The Palm Beacher magazine:
Rapoport’s Restaurant Group –Two awards, Best of South Florida
2007 Readers’ Choice Award Boca Raton Magazine:
South Florida Fine Dining
2007 Gold Coast, Boca Life & The Palm Beacher magazines:
Burt Rapoport – Restaurateur of the Year