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GiftAMeal expanding services into Missouri via St. Louis
31 Jan
2017
Written by MRA

GiftAMeal expanding services into Missouri via St. Louis »

Love your food and love your community? GiftAMeal applies both of those concepts to drive traffic to restaurants. Each time a user takes a photo at a participating location, GiftAMeal provides a meal to someone in need through a local food bank.

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Social Media Metrics at Your Fingertips
19 Jul
2016
Written by MRA

Social Media Metrics at Your Fingertips »

Analyze what content garners the best engagement from your target markets so that you can focus your time crafting media that earns more engagement. As a result, your social media channel(s) will help engage your clientele towards overall brand recognition, and better yet, brand participation.

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Engage your restaurant’s online followers with live video
18 Jul
2016
Written by MRA

Engage your restaurant’s online followers with live video »

When used strategically, live streaming can add personal touches to your restaurant’s online presence and generate excitement for your brand. The content possibilities are endless, from walking through your recently remodeled space to showing off your latest specials.

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Preventing harassment in the workplace
11 Jul
2016
Written by MRA

Preventing harassment in the workplace »

Employers need to take a stronger approach to preventing workplace harassment, according to an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission report released June 20. Workplace harassment remains a persistent problem and often goes unreported.

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Industry expects costs and complications from new overtime rules
31 May
2016
Written by MRA

Industry expects costs and complications from new overtime rules »

The expanded salary requirement comes at a time when the restaurant industry faces a host of other labor challenges, including minimum wage increases in numerous states, mandated health insurance coverage and intensified competition for workers. All of these factors are driving up labor costs.

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MRA Legislative Victory
11 May
2016
Written by MRA

MRA Legislative Victory »

Conventions and tourism are a big deal. In fiscal 2015, their total economic impact on the Missouri economy was $15.9 billion according to a report by the Missouri Department of Tourism, which also noted 297,000 Missourians are directly employed by tourism-related businesses.

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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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Women-owned restaurants drive growth in 48 states, DC
16 Mar
2016
Written by MRA

Women-owned restaurants drive growth in 48 states, DC »

Women-owned restaurant businesses grew at a rate more than three times faster than the overall restaurant industry in recent years, according to newly-released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Menu labeling delayed again
14 Mar
2016
Written by MRA

Menu labeling delayed again »

The agency issued a statement March 9 indicating federal menu-labeling requirements will not be enforced until one year after the FDA publishes its final guidance on the rule. The menu-labeling requirement was part of the health care law President Obama signed into law in 2010.

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Why you should care about digital accessibility now
14 Mar
2016
Written by MRA

Why you should care about digital accessibility now »

Don’t overlook your website, mobile apps and digital communications when it comes to accommodating guests with disabilities. Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act might have broader-reaching implications for your restaurant than your brick-and-mortar facility.

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