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As automation increases, so are jobs
7 Jun
2017
Written by MRA

As automation increases, so are jobs »

Digital ordering leads to increases in order volumes, order sizes and customization. In turn, requires extra labor for production and quality control in Panera’s kitchens. The chain’s table service also requires employees, and in Panera outlets that offer delivery, drivers have been added to the payroll.

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Cyber Security for the Hospitality Industry
15 May
2017
Written by MRA

Cyber Security for the Hospitality Industry »

Keeping data safe and secure is of great concern to us and our industry. Technology innovations, often fueled by data, help restaurants streamline operations, reduce costs and bring in more guests. But with opportunity comes risk. Payment card information has always been a target, and now hackers are hungry for more. With new data sources, online criminals can target all aspects of a restaurant’s business.

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Return of the teens? Inside the restaurant workforce
26 Apr
2017
Written by MRA

Return of the teens? Inside the restaurant workforce »

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While the tightening labor market is playing a significant role in the labor challenges currently being felt across many sectors in the economy, the restaurant industry has also been impacted by some longer-term structural changes in the nation’s labor force. Most notably among these developments was the sharp and steady decline in the teenage labor pool.

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Restaurants could tap seasoned labor pool
26 Apr
2017
Written by MRA

Restaurants could tap seasoned labor pool »

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Although older adults still represent a relatively small proportion of the restaurant workforce, they were the fastest growing demographic group in recent years. The number of adults 55 or older working in the restaurant industry jumped 51 percent between 2007 and 2016, an increase of 290,000 individuals.

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Thanks to Refrigeration & Kitchen Solutions, Inc.
20 Apr
2017
Written by MRA

Thanks to Refrigeration & Kitchen Solutions, Inc. »

MRA tips its hat to Josh Hausgen, owner of Refrigeration and Kitchen Solutions, Inc., for placing MRA logos on the company’s service vans. RKS is an allied partner of Missouri Restaurant Association.

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Nationally known contributor to speak at MRA meetings
12 Apr
2017
Written by MRA

Nationally known contributor to speak at MRA meetings »

Noted contributor Michael Saltsman of the Employment Policies Institute will be in Missouri on June 5 and 6 to speak to MRA members in four cities. A former field economist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Michael is uniquely qualified to disclose the truth behind the movement to raise the minimum wage and the consequences of extreme wage mandates.

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8 Facts Every Restaurateur Must Know About Card Processing
12 Apr
2017
Written by MRA

8 Facts Every Restaurateur Must Know About Card Processing »

Payment cards are a commonly used form of payment at most restaurants. If understood and managed correctly, your payment-card processing can add to greater profits with reasonable costs. Here is what you need to know about processing payments made with a card.

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MRA Legislative Day a huge success
6 Apr
2017
Written by MRA

MRA Legislative Day a huge success »

Missouri Restaurant Association partners from across the state gathered in Jefferson City on April 4 for the annual MRA Legislative Day. Greg Hunsucker, owner of V’s Italiano Ristorante in Independence and chairman of MRA’s Government Relations and Public Policy Committee, welcomed attendees to the breakfast briefing and stressed the importance of MRA’s involvement in the legislative process.

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GKCRA pledges support to Hire KC Youth Program
9 Mar
2017
Written by MRA

GKCRA pledges support to Hire KC Youth Program »

Check out this awesome video from the folks at Hire KC Youth where they feature Kevin Timmons and the Kansas City Kitchen Cabinet. The Kitchen Cabinet has worked with Mayor Sly James to support his signature youth initiative and hire Kansas City youth over the summer.

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The Taste of Mid-Missouri is Back!
7 Mar
2017
Written by MRA

The Taste of Mid-Missouri is Back! »

It’s the 32nd annual Taste of Mid-Missouri, a special night featuring good food, drink, entertainment and interaction, hosted by the Mid-Missouri Restaurant Association (MMRA), a group whose members represent the majority of restaurants, cafés and bistros doing business in Columbia, Jefferson City and the Lake of the Ozarks.

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