September 03, 2010 // Franchising.com // Missoula, Montana – HuHot Mongolian Grill has started the third annual How Do You HuHot Recipe Contest, which runs through the month of September. Customers enter their best grill meal recipe using any of the available ingredients at HuHot then have a chance to win free HuHot meals, a private party for 20 people at HuHot or even cash.
At HuHot, each customer is their own chef by selecting their proteins, noodles, vegetables, and sauces. This opens the door to a level of uniqueness and creativity that lends itself to a competitive recipe contest. "This has been a very popular contest for us and customers really get into it" said Andy Vap, CEO of HuHot.
Customers can enter in-store at any of the 32 locations or enter online at www.huhot.com/recipe_contest. Last year there were over 12,000 entries with 92% coming from the 29 restaurants that were open during the contest and 8% coming from the web site. It's expected that entries could exceed 15,000 this year. Don't wait too long to perfect your recipe because the How Do You HuHot Recipe Contest only lasts until September 30th.
HuHot is a create-your-own stir fry concept that offers a wide variety of meats, seafood, noodles, fresh veggies, and signature sauces to suit your tastes. Select your favorite ingredients then have it cooked to perfection before your eyes on a 6-foot Mongolian grill that puts out 950,000 BTUs. With unlimited trips to the grill, you can create a different meal every time.
HuHot Mongolian Grills, LLC opened its first restaurant in Missoula, Montana in 1999 focusing on fresh food, signature sauces and great service. Over the past 11 years, the concept has grown to 32 locations in 12 states and that focus has remained unchanged.
This year, HuHot Mongolian Grill, LLC was ranked in the 2010 Franchise 500 by Entrepreneur and in 2007 through 2009 was named on the Future 50 list of fastest growing restaurant chains by Restaurant Business magazine.