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2016 Restaurant Neighbor Award
2 Nov
2016
Written by MRA

2016 Restaurant Neighbor Award »

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The prestigious Restaurant Neighbor Award was created through the joint efforts of American Express, the founding sponsor of the award, and the National Restaurant Association to recognize a select group of America’s restaurants that go above and beyond the call of duty in service to their local community.

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A Call for Judges
2 Nov
2016
Written by MRA

A Call for Judges »

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As we do every year, we are reaching out for help. We need judges for the Culinary Competition and the Management Competition. A required judges’ orientation will be held Thursday evening, February 16, at the Oasis.

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Job growth slowed abruptly in May
6 Jun
2016
Written by MRA

Job growth slowed abruptly in May »

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The labor market softened in recent months, with May representing the weakest job growth in nearly six years, according to the NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy.  HisEconomist’s Notebook commentary and analysis appears regularly on Restaurant.org and Restaurant TrendMapper.

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On-site foodservice: How hospitals, colleges and other operators are leveraging food trends
24 May
2016
Written by MRA

On-site foodservice: How hospitals, colleges and other operators are leveraging food trends »

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While restaurants get a lot of the attention when spotting industry trends, on-site foodservice segments like hospitals, colleges and universities (C&U), and business and industry (B&I) have become trend powerhouses in their own right, modernizing segments that haven’t always been known for their dining and retail options.

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Consumers more upbeat about local economy
10 May
2016
Written by MRA

Consumers more upbeat about local economy »

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Nearly four in 10 adults describe the state of their local economy as either “excellent” (7 percent) or “good” (30 percent), which is twice as many as reported similarly about the national economy.

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Restaurant operators optimistic, but labor fears loom large
18 Apr
2016
Written by MRA

Restaurant operators optimistic, but labor fears loom large »

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Sales are improving and restaurant companies are optimistic about the future, but labor concerns loom large: This is the conclusion of Nation’s Restaurant News’ annual Operator Survey. NRN surveys operators about their current conditions, the factors influencing those conditions and their outlook for the future.

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Economy remains a concern for operators
29 Mar
2016
Written by MRA

Economy remains a concern for operators »

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The nation’s economy remains a top concern for restaurant operators, as post-recession recovery so far has occurred in incremental improvements and key indicators have been a mixed bag. While personal disposable income has posted moderate gains, real household income levels are below what they were prior to the recession.

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Protect your restaurant by assessing risks
22 Mar
2016
Written by MRA

Protect your restaurant by assessing risks »

Many restaurant owners and operators spend substantial time and resources building brand awareness. If you also actively assess and formulate plans to address risks your restaurant may face, you can get ahead of a potential crisis that could negatively impact brand value.

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5 traits of the new American diner
8 Mar
2016
Written by MRA

5 traits of the new American diner »

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Your typical restaurant guest is no longer the Average Joe or Jane of 20 years ago. Today’s diner is more interested in food sourcing, production and sustainability than ever before, and they have specific dietary expectations.

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Mobile payment’s future looks secure
8 Mar
2016
Written by MRA

Mobile payment’s future looks secure »

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20 percent of consumers with smartphones now use a mobile app at least once a month to pay for their restaurant food and 6 percent do so at least once a week.

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