Cleveland Longhorn Steakhouse Managing Partner Recognized For Success

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Leeann Pulliam, managing partner of the LongHorn Steakhouse in Cleveland, has been presented with Darden Restaurants’ top honor – the Joe R. Lee Diamond Club Award.
Leeann Pulliam, managing partner of the LongHorn Steakhouse in Cleveland, has been presented with Darden Restaurants’ top honor – the Joe R. Lee Diamond Club Award.

Leeann Pulliam, managing partner of the LongHorn Steakhouse in Cleveland, has been presented with Darden Restaurants’ top honor – the Joe R. Lee Diamond Club Award, named after the company’s first chairman and CEO. Now in its 16th year, the award is presented annually to managing partners throughout North America who demonstrate outstanding results by providing LongHorn guests with a cut-above experience while achieving top financial performance in the company’s previous fiscal year, officials said.

“Leeann is an exceptional leader who embodies LongHorn’s core values and is committed to excellence,” said Valerie Insignares, president of LongHorn Steakhouse. “She leads her team by example – ensuring that the Cleveland LongHorn consistently delivers a cut-above experience to each guest through our boldly hand-seasoned, expertly grilled steaks, friendly service and welcoming atmosphere.”

This year, Ms. Pulliam joins an elite group of 19 managing partners selected from the more than 410 LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants in North America, making this a truly exclusive honor, officials said.  She was quick to credit the outstanding effort of her restaurant team for the recognition.

“I am honored to receive a Diamond Club Award and attribute this success to my hardworking restaurant team,” said Ms. Pulliam. “We have a shared desire to consistently deliver excellent guest experiences.”

The Cleveland LongHorn Steakhouse is at 4305 Holiday Inn Express Way N.W.

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