Our Awards
Our Awards
Thanks to the support of our loyal customers and raving fans we have been fortunate to receive many awards and accolades. These awards belong to our Team Leaders and Team Members whose hard work and expertise make McGinnis Sisters the best food store in Pittsburgh. We know that our parents Elwood and Rosella would be very proud of all of us. Thank you!
  • 2014 - Readers of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review give McGinnis Sisters a Gold Medal in the Grocery Store Locally Owned East category, the Neighborhood Award for a Family Owned Business in Monroeville, and the Gold for Family Owned Business South Hills.
  • 2014 - Named as first listing to the Southern Food and Beverage Institute National Culinary Heritage Register.
  • 2012 - Voted Pittsburgh's Best Fish Sandwich In the Burgh by the listeners of Star 100.7 FM
  • 2010 - Readers of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review give McGinnis Sisters a Gold Medal in the Deli South category, Gold in the Family Owned Business South category, Gold in the Grocery Store East category and the Neighborhood Award for Family Owned Business Baldwin/Brentwood.
  • 2010 - One of 6 finalists nationwide for the Great Game of Business All Star Awards for Open Book Management
  • 2010 - One of 20 finalists nationwide for the NASFT (National Association for the Specialty Food Trade) Retailer of the Year Award
  • 2010 - Readers of the Cranberry Eagle give McGinnis Sisters their Top Grocery Store, Top Health Food Store and Top Deli Awards.
  • 2009 - Readers of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review give McGinnis Sisters a Gold Medal in the Best Deli and Family Owned Business categories of their Reader's Choice Awards.
  • 2009 - Sharon McGinnis Young was honored as one of the Outstanding Alumni of Community College of Allegheny County. Sharon was also asked to serve on the Board of Directors for the CCAC Educational Foundation.
  • 2008 - Our new Adams Twp store is named "Best New Upscale Grocery Store" by Pittsburgh Magazine 
  • 2008 - Voted "One of the Top 250 Places To Work In Pittsburgh - Women Owned Business" by the readers of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review
  • 2007 - Top Women in Grocery by Progressive Grocer Magazine - Bonnie, Sharon and Noreen receive this national honor as three of the best female executives in the food industry.
  • 2007 - The National Association of Special Food Trade asked us to send a judge for their Annual Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation Awards. One of six judges, Jennifer Daurora (a third generation McGinnis) examined nearly 2,900 products from 1,466 entries to narrow the field down to 110 finalists. Daurora evaluated products on quality, flavor profile, price, packaging and innovation.
  • 2007 - Voted Best Grocery Store, Best Family Owned Business. Best Deli and best Fish Sandwich by the readers of the Gateway Newspapers and Pittsburgh Tribune Review.
  • 1998 -Bonnie, Sharon and Noreen are honored as Carlow University Women of Spirit®. This honor recognizes outstanding women leaders who exemplify the Carlow mission in their personal and professional lives.
  • 1997 - Bonnie, Sharon, and Noreen are named as Finalist for The ATHENA Awards of Greater Pittsburgh. The ATHENA Award is recognized internationally as the premier honor for excellence in leadership among business, professional and community leaders.
  • 1997 - McGinnis Sisters Special Food Stores is named as a Family Business of the year by the Katz Graduate School of Business Family Enterprise Center
  • 1995 - Bonnie, Sharon and Noreen are winners of the Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year winner for Upstate New York, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs.
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