January 15, 2019

When it comes to recognizing and rewarding employees for performance, dining and beverage gift cards are in high demand. Here are just a few examples of food-and-beverage gift cards to whet your employees' appetites.

Legal Seafoods
Legal Seafoods prides itself as a purveyor of fresh fish, lobster, shrimp, and chowder in over 30 locations up and down the Eastern seaboard. Its gift certificates and gift cards, which are also available via email, can be redeemed in person at any of its restaurants, through its Gourmet Gifts catalog, or online. Legal Seafoods ships anywhere within the continental U.S. or Canada. https://shop.legalseafoods.com/category/gift-cards

Omaha Steaks
For 95 years, this family-owned business has supplied choice cuts of meats and gourmet foods throughout the U.S. and around the world. Best-selling items available through Omaha Steaks' catalog include decadent bacon-wrapped filets and succulent top sirloins. Gift cards are available in denominations that range from $5 to $500. www.osincentives.com

Restaurant.com
A gift card from  Restaurant.com is like an all-access pass to more than 18,000 restaurants nationwide, ranging from favorite chains to local mom-and-pop eateries. To redeem their gift cards, employees can go online to Restaurant.com and choose from participating restaurants in whatever area they specify. Once they pick a place, they can select a certificate or code for any number of different denominations that they can print out and/or download onto their smartphone. www.incentives.restaurant.com


LongHorn Steakhouse
With more than 370 restaurants nationwide, LongHorn Steakhouse has served up Western-influenced steaks, grilled fish, and chicken for the past 30 years. Darden Restaurants offers an e-gift card program specifically for LongHorn and sister restaurants Red Lobster and Olive Garden. The digital gift cards, as well as the plastic gift cards for all of Darden's seven brands, can be redeemed throughout the U.S. www.darden.com

Starbucks
According to investing app Acorn, the average American worker spends more on coffee than they do on their retirement investments. That's a lot of coffee, so how better to reward your employees than with a Starbucks gift card? With more than 28,000 locations nationwide, it's easy to redeem and enjoy. Co-branded gift cards and e-gift cards are also available. www.starbuckscardb2b.com

P.F. Chang's
Gift card giant National Gift Card represents P.F. Chang's China Bistro in the corporate incentive channel. The restaurant chain, which has more than 200 locations worldwide, specializes in Pan-Asian and American Chinese cuisine. www.ngc-group.com