News: Restaurant Operations

  • Sep 24
    2015

    Nominate deserving restaurateurs for the Restaurant Neighbor Award and the Faces of Diversity Award presented by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation. Winners receive national recognition, a paid trip to Washington DC, cash prize...

  • Sep 17
    2015

    On October 1, the liability for counterfeit credit card charges made with a chip enabled card shifts from card issuers to merchants that don't use EMV technology, including restaurants. However, all this really means is that if a criminal pays with...

  • Sep 11
    2015

    The Food and Drug Administration on Friday released additional draft guidance to help restaurateurs comply with the menu-labeling law that will require certain chain restaurants to add calorie data to menus and make other nutrition information...

  • Sep 1
    2015

    The theme for this year's National Food Safety Month (NFSM) is "Let it Flow," focusing on the flow of food through a restaurant. NFSM, held annually in September, was created in 1994 by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) to heighten awareness...

  • Aug 31
    2015

    The Texas Restaurant Association's (TRA) philanthropic organization, TRA Education Foundation,  teamed up with Texas-based Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. to provide 17,000 Dickies chef coats, at a value of more than $350,000, to high school students...

  • Aug 10
    2015

    Flavorful, mouthwatering barbecue is a tasty, craveable helping of Americana. According to the National Restaurant Association 2015 "What's Hot" chefs' survey, barbecue tops the list of perennial menu favorites. Many popular cuts of meat come in...

  • Jul 9
    2015

    The Food and Drug Administration has pushed the effective date for a new federal menu-labeling regulation for chain restaurants and similar foodservice establishments to Dec. 1, 2016, the agency announced today. Restaurants scrambling to comply now...

  • Jun 2
    2015

    The  2015 Legislative Session ended June 1. This session legislative debates focused on property tax cuts, franchise tax reductions, sales tax reductions, gun rights, and the balance between local and state regulations. With so many new House and...

  • Feb 11
    2015

    The Affordable Care Act's employer mandate is here. Are you ready? Here are seven things you need to know: 1. The employer mandate is now in effect. Many employers now face potential penalties if they don't offer health plans to "substantially all"...

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