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Seize the Day (with Instagram Stories)
18 Oct
2017
Written by MRA

Seize the Day (with Instagram Stories) »

by Pia Larson

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the different social media platforms available today. What is often more daunting is Read more…

Yount Awarded Scholarships by Missouri Restaurant Association Chapters
6 Oct
2017
Written by MRA

Yount Awarded Scholarships by Missouri Restaurant Association Chapters »

Missouri Restaurant Association recently announced that 2016 Clearwater High School graduate Nathan Yount had been awarded scholarships by the association’s Southeast Missouri and Greater St. Louis chapters. In receiving the awards, Nathan becomes part of the MRA scholarship class of 2017 – a group of 52 outstanding students from across the state.

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4 steps to employing your next apprentice
5 Sep
2017
Written by MRA

4 steps to employing your next apprentice »

The National Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation is working hard to create career pathways for restaurant, foodservice and hospitality employees, particularly through its new apprenticeship program. We officially launched the apprenticeship program earlier this year, after the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship awarded us a $1.8 million contract to help fund the project. We expect to enroll 450 apprentices by year-end.

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Update on the Federal Overtime Rule
2 Sep
2017
Written by MRA

Update on the Federal Overtime Rule »

The Justice Department told the court it would rethink the minimum salary a worker must make before he is deemed “managerial” and not eligible for overtime pay. The Trump administration said in a Texas court filing that it would rewrite an Obama-era rulemaking that dramatically expanded the number of workers covered by federal overtime rules.

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Texas Hospitality Sets Up Hurricane Relief Site
31 Aug
2017
Written by MRA

Texas Hospitality Sets Up Hurricane Relief Site »

Many restaurants are closed and their employees unable to work. We will update this page as we receive more valuable information from our knowledgeable insurance partners and health department colleagues. In the meantime, please use the following links to find out how you can help.

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Congratulations MRA scholarship class of 2017
17 Aug
2017
Written by MRA

Congratulations MRA scholarship class of 2017 »

Best Practices: Labeling of “Gluten-Free” Menu Items and Allergen-Containing Menu Items
29 Jun
2017
Written by MRA

Best Practices: Labeling of “Gluten-Free” Menu Items and Allergen-Containing Menu Items »

While many restaurants wish to serve those who suffer from common food allergies, much care and consideration should take place before labeling an item as “free” from any particular allergen.

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A Call for Donations: Support the NRA Restaurant Advocacy Fund
28 Jun
2017
Written by MRA

A Call for Donations: Support the NRA Restaurant Advocacy Fund »

Restaurants have an opportunity to advance the policy interests of America’s restaurant industry; however, time is of the essence.  MRA hereby requests donations of gift cards, or other items, to be assembled in baskets and sold in a July 31 silent auction to benefit the Restaurant Advocacy Fund (RAF).

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Sales and Use Tax on Delivery Charges
28 Jun
2017
Written by MRA

Sales and Use Tax on Delivery Charges »

On May 12, 2017, the Missouri Legislature passed Senate Bill 16, which provides that usual and customary delivery charges that are stated separately from the sale price shall not be subject to sales and use taxes.

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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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