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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…

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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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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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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‘Day without Immigrants’ protests
15 Feb
2017
Written by MRA

‘Day without Immigrants’ protests »

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“The planned protest may be protected concerted activity under the National Labor Relations Act. Therefore, employers should refrain from taking action against employees who participate in, or encourage others to join in, the scheduled refusal to work because of the exercise of their protected rights.

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Data shows the importance of foreign-born workers
14 Feb
2017
Written by MRA

Data shows the importance of foreign-born workers »

Competition for employees is also heating up in the restaurant industry. 27 percent of restaurant operators said recruiting-and-retaining employees is the single most important challenge facing their business. This was up from just 9 percent two years earlier.

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An Online Review Case to Watch
15 Jan
2017
Written by MRA

An Online Review Case to Watch »

Of course, restaurateurs have no problem with reviews based on honest, firsthand experiences. What they do have a problem with are disparaging comments posted on sites like Yelp by people who may not even have had a firsthand experience at the restaurant in question.

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Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor on behalf of the Industry
4 Jan
2017
Written by MRA

Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor on behalf of the Industry »

Missouri Restaurant Association regularly communicates with the media on behalf of the restaurant industry. Such was the case around the holidays this year. To keep you better informed, MRA is including two recent submissions for your consideration.

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