Do you dream of opening the next great restaurant in New Mexico? Before you break ground, it’s important that you understand these two essential elements to this undertaking: Business plan and Feasibility study. Step 1: Conduct Your Feasibility Study Before you create a business plan for your restaurant in New Mexico, you need to conduct […]
The New Mexico Restaurant Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Hospitality Industry Awards that took place on Monday, September 10th at Embassy Suites in Downtown Albuquerque. Rowena and Adolph Baca of The Owl Café in San Antonio, New Mexico took home the win for “Restaurateur of the Year”. This is the […]
THE MANDATE IS BACK! The National Restaurant Association and NMRA will be providing our members with tons of helpful information this month on Food Safety. This is very important to New Mexico as we are in the process of moving forward on the adoption of the 2017 FDA Food code book which has some new […]
With a camera in everyone’s pocket nowadays, we’ve become pre-programmed to snap pictures of our food, whether it’s to show friends and family, or to post it on social media. According to Yelp, users searching for the word “Instagram” in their restaurant and food searches grew 3,000 percent from May of 2015 compared to August […]
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Join us as we celebrate restaurants! We’re proud of our industry and we have a lot to celebrate! Here’s how restaurants rock New Mexico: Some restaurant facts that ROCK: 1/2 of all adults have worked in restaurants. 1 in 3 first jobs are in restaurants. 95,800 New Mexicans are employed in foodservice, representing 11% of […]
Tax Reform and What it Means for Your Personal Taxes President Trump, when he was on the campaign trail, promised that he would push for tax reform legislation. On December 22, 2017, he signed The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, the first major tax reform in 31 years. The new law makes many […]
The Best Recipe for Effective Communication with Elected Officials Recipe: Communicating with elected officials is like a nice charcuterie platter. There are many possible options and if done right the result will be fantastic. Here is the best recipe for effective communication with elected officials. Ingredients: Email Snail mail Telephone In person Patience A calm […]
More sexual harassment claims are filed in the restaurant industry than any other, according to an article in Harvard Business Review, with 90 percent of women and 70 percent of men having reported instances of sexual harassment within the industry. Here at NMRA, we want to provide our members with the tools and information they […]
NMRA members Church’s Chicken and WAND team up to increase sales, manage labor costs, and assist in employee training efforts with digital menu board technology. Read the article here. Download and learn more here.
A few words from NMRA CEO Carol Wight: Why is this 2018 election year important to your restaurant and why you are important to our collective voice? This election year is important because the landscape of our elected officials is drastically changing — think California. Elected officials don’t understand how to manage a bottom line […]