Restaurant Resources

Locally Sourced Foods

Tips to add locally sourced food

NMRA and the National Restaurant Association want to keep New Mexico’s restaurateurs  ahead of the curve. Our job is to inform you about  dining trends and menu buzz. Specifically, more and more restaurants are adding locally sourced food to meet a diner’s desire. According to the NRA’s 2016 Restaurant Industry Forecast, 57 percent of adults […]

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Build A Strong Employee Referral Program

The National Restaurant Association knows attracting and keeping qualified and dedicated staff is a challenge. One of the best ways to get great employees is through your current employees. You need to build a strong employee referral program. One successful strategy is  to cultivate in-house referrals;  therefore, your time and effort are maximized. These suggestions […]

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Benefits to Belonging


Music Licensing for Restaurants

One of the membership benefits offered by New Mexico Restaurant Association is a discount on music licensing fees.  Two of our associate members, BMI and SESAC, offer discounts to our restaurant members.  Contact them by linking below. BMI – or via email at or via phone at 615.401.2873 SESAC – or via […]

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Restaurant Insurance Consultations

Have questions on restaurant insurance? Linton and Associates has you covered!  These local experts in health and business insurance provide restaurants with solutions for property and casualty insurance and group and individual health insurance. Restaurants have specific needs when it comes to protecting themselves, and managing the maze of options while also running your busy […]

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DO NOT share tips with back-of-the-house employees!!! $50,000 Fines involved!! In the restaurant business, we all know the pay discrepancy between servers and cooks. Cooks and dishwashers are some of the hardest working individuals in your restaurant, yet they can’t share in tips because restaurant tip sharing is against the law. Because of this law […]


Many times when I am working on behalf of restaurants in New Mexico I think of the founding fathers. I don’t mean those guys in New England, I mean the people who formed the New Mexico Restaurant association 70 years ago. We have a copy of the Articles of Incorporation and I’m amazed by the […]

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