When Charles Frost attended the national Old Chicago awards in Las Vegas last week, he wasn’t expecting to bring home any hardware.

He said he was shocked when he received the 2017 General Manager of the Year award.

"I was expecting to see a corporate general manager to win," he said. "When they called my name, I was surprised and happy."

Frost has been the general manager for three years. During his tenure, restaurant sales have steadily grown.

"We keep beating ourselves each year," he said.

The award was based on sales and numbers as well as community involvement.

"Without my team and our customers, we couldn’t have achieved those numbers, so this really is an award for all of us," Frost said. "I have to emphasize ‘we’ because I didn’t win this award alone."

Frost said his staff was ecstatic to see the recognition.

"Everyone was really excited," he said. "We got one."