Out in the Cold

The restaurant industry has been trying to survive and adapt throughout this crisis, but when we ask for help, we have often been left out in the cold.
Outdoor dining at 25%…during winter…is hardly the generous gift it is made out to be, and without meaningful assistance from the legislature, the restaurant industry as we know it will disappear forever. This means jobs disappear forever. This means your favorite venues, where you built the memories of your life, disappear forever.
We need your help to get the NM Legislature to take action and stop leaving us out in the cold. Please take a minute to send this message and share it with every person you know (your employees, even the ones who are on unemployment, your vendors, your CPAs, your friends, and family), so they can take action as well. If we don’t get the help, we will not be here to serve when the closures end.
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ONLINE Servsafe Manager Certification

COVID-19 has changed the way we live and interact. NMRA is adapting by offering the industry essential, ServSafe Manager Certification online for your convenience. Learn more about how to get your certification online today!
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2021 New Mexico Legislative Session

In 2021, NMRA is working hard on supporting & fighting bills that could make or break restaurant recovery in our state. We have compiled these bills into a tracker where you can monitor their progress. 

County by County Reopening Plan

In an effort designed to provide local communities the flexibility to operate more day-to-day activities, the state of New Mexico will transition to a tiered county-bycounty COVID-19 risk system,  enabling local communities to shed burdensome restrictions. Here is the update for this week.

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NMRA represents more than 1,200 members. With that buying power we negotiate discounts on your behalf. Find out more…

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Find out what’s going on with New Mexico Restaurants. Find all of NMRA classes and events.

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New Mexico Restaurants Generating Jobs and Taxes for New Mexico

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We opened our first restaurant 26 years ago. Back then we were flying by the seat of our pants. There was so much that we didn’t know.

A few years in we finally joined the New Mexico Restaurant Association. We have gained so much knowledge by being members. NMRA saved us a lot of money and energy when it came to discounts on services such as worker’s comp, music licensing, credit card processing, etc.

NMRA gives the new restaurateur the power of a bigger company. The biggest benefit is that the NMRA sticks up for our industry on the government level. Their powerful voice speaks up for us and has saved our restaurants from potential costly legislation that could be devastating to the operator.

We now have nine restaurants in New Mexico. Our growth has been influenced by our membership.”

Matt DiGregory

CEO Home on The Range, Inc.

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Our members serve customers all day long so we take customer service seriously. We have over 80 years of restaurant industry experience in-house so call and just try to stump us with your important questions…

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We have over 80 years of restaurant experience in our office. We are here to serve you, our members. Call 1-505-343-9848 or fill out your contact information and we will get back to you soon.

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Through the active participation of our members, NMRA will be the leading advocate and invaluable resource for education, political action, information and services for our industry and the community we serve.

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