Shallotte, NC – May 27, 2016 – The Purple Onion Café was awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.
“We are honored to receive this award consecutively for the past several years. We strive daily to please our customers and deliver them the best customer service and quality of food around. We are so happy to be a part of this amazing community that we call home. Thank you for reviewing us and presenting us with this award!” Terry Bland, Owner.
"With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”
The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.
The Purple Onion Café opened on Main Street in Shallotte in 2004. Since then they have become a community favorite serving locals and visitors breakfast and lunch with a delicious menu of pastries, traditional breakfast items, burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. The owners, Andrew and Terry Bland, of the beloved Café and Catering Company, were honored to receive this award. 2016 will mark their 12th year in business on Main Street in Shallotte. During that time they have continued to grow each year while also giving back to the local community. Their catering business, ART Catering & Events, started prior to opening the Purple Onion Café and has developed into a full-service catering company serving all of Brunswick County, Wilmington, and Myrtle Beach. They have the ability to offer their clients a delicious cuisine and impeccable staffing, rentals, china, linens, and planning advice.