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NRA Releases “What’s Hot” Menu Trends in 2018
2 Jan
2018
Written by MRA

NRA Releases “What’s Hot” Menu Trends in 2018 »

Recently, the National Restaurant Association released its annual survey of 700 professional chefs – members of the American Culinary Federation -  to predict food and beverage trends at restaurants in the coming year.  The annual “What’s Hot” list gives a peak into which food, beverages and culinary concepts will be the new items on restaurant menus that everyone is talking about in 2018.

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ADA ‘Drive-By’ Lawsuits Target Hospitality Employers
23 May
2017
Written by MRA

ADA ‘Drive-By’ Lawsuits Target Hospitality Employers »

Across the country, plaintiffs’ attorneys are targeting restaurants, bars, and retail establishments to bring claims for technical violations of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is not unusual for a single individual to file 200 to 300 ADA lawsuits in a relatively short period of time. Yet often this individual was never a patron of the targeted establishments.

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FDA to align menu-labeling compliance, enforcement
6 Dec
2016
Written by MRA

FDA to align menu-labeling compliance, enforcement »

The Food and Drug Administration said it would publish a final rule extending the compliance date for the federal government’s menu labeling regulation to May 5, 2017. The extension now aligns the compliance date with the regulation’s enforcement date.

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DOL issues final overtime rules
18 May
2016
Written by MRA

DOL issues final overtime rules »

Two clear examples of the industry’s influence in the rule are highlighted in the sections dealing with the “long” duties test and the bonuses. On the “long” duties test, the rule states that the “Department understands the concerns of employers and their advocates that prohibiting managers from ‘pitching-in’ could negatively affect the workplace.

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New Scam Targeting HR And Payroll
11 Apr
2016
Written by MRA

New Scam Targeting HR And Payroll »

An unfortunate number of employers have recently fallen victim to a phishing scam that tricks them into disclosing highly sensitive employee information to unknown third parties.

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Department of Labor stepping up enforcement efforts
6 Apr
2016
Written by MRA

Department of Labor stepping up enforcement efforts »

One of the industries the DOL has recently targeted for investigation is the restaurant industry. Common areas for DOL review in the restaurant industry include application of the tip credit, compliance with tip pooling regulations, payment of the minimum wage and overtime and the employment of minors.

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How good are we at gender diversity?
29 Mar
2016
Written by MRA

How good are we at gender diversity? »

"The best thing about this industry is it's one of opportunity. People can start out in the dish room or as a server or manager, and they can work their way up. There aren't a lot of industries where that can still happen."

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QSR’s innovation in the face of rising operational costs
26 Jan
2016
Written by MRA

QSR’s innovation in the face of rising operational costs »

QSRs are embracing new electronic ordering technologies, rethinking ideas of what constitutes a perfect employee, finding new ways of connecting with local communities, responding to pricing realities and developing an entirely new approach to employee advancement.

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2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans released
12 Jan
2016
Written by MRA

2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans released »

This week the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture released the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Dietary Guidelines inform the development of the U.S.’s food nutrition policy and provide recommendations to Americans about the food and beverages they consume.

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7 critical skills every assistant manager should master
16 Dec
2015
Written by MRA

7 critical skills every assistant manager should master »

An effective AM is like the blank in Scrabble; use her or him on any challenge and suddenly you’ve solved your problem. Pair an experienced GM with an organized and productive assistant manager, and any shift will be profitable despite the challenges, volume or situations. Here are the seven critical skills necessary to best develop your assistant managers and shift leaders so they can help take business to the next level.

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