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11 resources to recruit, retain and build a star workforce
27 Apr
2016
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11 resources to recruit, retain and build a star workforce »

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Discover ideas to recruit, retain and develop stellar employees. Top training and HR execs share ideas, anecdotes and innovations in 11 workforce engagement sessions at the NRA Show. Join us May 21 through 24 in Chicago to take ideas to train, advance and motivate your team.

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Know your clientele before drastic changes
18 Apr
2016
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Know your clientele before drastic changes »

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With higher costs coming around the country related to higher minimum wages, increases in overtime pay, insurance and other areas, restaurant owners may think the answer is to overhaul pricing or introduce items with larger margins in order to offset the higher costs of operation.

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Controlling the costs of using cage-free eggs
11 Apr
2016
Written by MRA

Controlling the costs of using cage-free eggs »

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While restaurant owners and operators can try to pass this cost off to customers, recent media reports suggest that although consumers are willing to pay more for cage-free eggs at the grocery store, they are less likely to pay more for them at a restaurant. That means that operators will have to make up that cost elsewhere.

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Scholarship Applications Sought
9 Mar
2016
Written by MRA

Scholarship Applications Sought »

Tuition assistance for the industry’s workforce of tomorrow has always been an integral portion of MRA’s mission of service. For the past 29 years, the Matching Scholarship Program – a collaborative effort of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and MRA’s affiliated chapters around the state – has enhanced the scholarship funds available.

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3 steps to implement predictive ordering technology
22 Feb
2016
Written by MRA

3 steps to implement predictive ordering technology »

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Netflix suggests content based on subscribers’ viewing preferences. To satisfy customers’ desires for streamlined experiences, some restaurants, such as Panera, are utilizing predictive ordering technology.

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5 tips for food service during winter emergencies
27 Jan
2016
Written by MRA

5 tips for food service during winter emergencies »

During extreme weather events, make sure you're prepared for an emergency that could alter business practices. Here are five useful safety tips...

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GKCRA Centennial Anniversary
17 Dec
2015
Written by MRA

GKCRA Centennial Anniversary »

The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA) was established in 1916, when three visionary restaurateurs, Myron Green, George Fowler, and Guy Taylor began meeting in the basement of Myron Green’s Cafeteria in Kansas City, MO.

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Missouri minimum wage won’t increase on Jan. 1, 2016
9 Dec
2015
Written by MRA

Missouri minimum wage won’t increase on Jan. 1, 2016 »

In November, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced the state minimum wage will remain at $7.65 per hour for 2016. The minimum cash wage paid to employees who receive tips will remain at the present $3.825 per hour, or one-half of the minimum wage.

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Why ProStart is a vital program for today’s youth
30 Nov
2015
Written by MRA

Why ProStart is a vital program for today’s youth »

Wendi Safstrom, vice president of educational programs for the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, explains how ProStart prepares young people to become industry leaders.

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Free NRA 2016 Food Show registration for certain MRA members
18 Nov
2015
Written by MRA

Free NRA 2016 Food Show registration for certain MRA members »

A free NRA Show registration is available for certain restaurant members of Missouri Restaurant Association. The 2016 NRA Show will take place May 21 - 24 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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