Manage My Restaurant

It’s all fun and games until you have to get down to business. On this page we will share links and BLOG posts that will help you navigate your sales and marketing, workforce management, food and nutrition trends, customer service and anything else that helps you operate your business.

Manage my Restaurant

Restaurant Success Guide

Even though all the moving parts of running a restaurant can seem endlessly overwhelming, profitability BOILS DOWN TO FIVE SIMPLE “LEVERS”.

The value in these levers is not that they are “secret” but that they help you SIMPLIFY what to focus on. Instead of a million different things – just focus on these 5 levers.

Customer Service Training

Learn how to empower your staff to double your sales by treating your customers right, selling the most profitable items on your menu and building your brand with every person who steps through your door.

Association Membership

There are many reasons to belong to your industry association, we help you with negotiated discounts, answering your management questions and voicing your concerns to elected officials.

NMRA Staff

Our staff has over 80 years of restaurant experience. We are here to help you answer your most pressing questions. Don’t hesitate to call.

Opening a Restaurant in New Mexico?

There are things you need to know and most likely we can help. Don’t hesitate to call our office. 505-343-9848

Sales and Marketing for Your Restaurant

Bringing in new customers and keeping the ones you have are critical to your restaurants’ success.

Restaurant Operations

Hiring and retaining employees, making payroll, knowing food trends, employee policies, standard operating procedures. You need to know it all. We have the information you need.

BLOG articles on everything you need to know to open and manage your restaurant

Must Be Present to Win: Donate, Participate & Vote

Must Be Present to Win: Donate, Participate & Vote

As the CEO of the New Mexico Restaurant Association, I cannot stress enough the importance of restaurant owners being actively engaged in the 2024 New Mexico Legislature elections. The decisions made by our legislators have a direct impact on our businesses, and it is...

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Blast Off: Career Trajectory in the Restaurant Industry

Blast Off: Career Trajectory in the Restaurant Industry

Embarking on a career in the restaurant industry is a dynamic journey that requires dedication, skill, and a love for hospitality. From humble beginnings to reaching the pinnacle of success as a manager, owner, or operator, the path is filled with challenges and...

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Get Money w/ Tip Tax Credit for Restaurants & Bars

Get Money w/ Tip Tax Credit for Restaurants & Bars

Tips fuel your business and it’s time you took advantage of the unique tax benefits afforded to you. The FICA Tip Credit is a federal tax credit for employers with tip-driven employees. This IRS credit allows employers to claim a portion of the FICA taxes paid on...

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Working ‘ON’ Instead of ‘IN’ Your Restaurant

Working ‘ON’ Instead of ‘IN’ Your Restaurant

As a restaurant owner, your passion for food, service, and hospitality is unmatched. You've poured your heart and soul into creating a dining experience that delights your patrons. However, in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day operations, it's easy to get caught up...

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5 Tips for Navigating Restaurant Finances

5 Tips for Navigating Restaurant Finances

Running a restaurant is not easy. You have to deal with a lot of challenges and competition in the market. You have to keep your customers happy and loyal, while also making sure you have enough cash to pay your bills and staff. You have to be creative and flexible,...

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Liquor Tax Not Right for New Mexico

Liquor Tax Not Right for New Mexico

New Mexico's breweries, wineries, distilleries, restaurants, bars, and hospitality sectors play a significant role in our state's culture and economy. However, these businesses have faced unprecedented challenges in recent years. From inflation and supply chain...

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Executive Table – Winter-Spring 2024

Executive Table – Winter-Spring 2024

Greetings, fellow restaurateurs, community members, and esteemed legislators of New Mexico, Welcome to our new blog, the Executive Table where I will be bringing you the inside scoop of what NMRA is up to on a regular basis. As we embark upon the 2024 30-day...

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Water Only Upon Request – It’s the Law

Water Only Upon Request – It’s the Law

When it comes to dining out in New Mexico, you might notice something unique - laws regarding water service in restaurants. In an effort to conserve this precious resource and promote sustainability Albuquerque and Santa Fe have implemented regulations that restrict...

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