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

Is Everything (Your Restaurant) Okay?

Is Everything (Your Restaurant) Okay?

By: John SelfIs your company trying to be OK? Of course not. But it happens every day in most restaurants in America. It is a pet peeve of mine when a manager comes to my table and asks, "Is everything OK?" "Everything." And "OK." What's wrong with this picture? Not...

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Connect to the Best to Run Your Restaurant

Connect to the Best to Run Your Restaurant

One of the best benefits of being a member of NMRA is your connection to other people and businesses in our industry.  As an association, we talk a lot about "strength in numbers".  This is vital to our advocacy efforts to protect and strengthen the restaurant...

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Staff Training, Recycling & Taking the Food Waste Challenge

Staff Training, Recycling & Taking the Food Waste Challenge

For the final week in our sustainability series, we tackle staff training , recyling and how to take the food waste challenge. Training Staff and Ensuring Smooth Collections  Locate collection containers (a 5-gallon bucket, “Slim Jim” container or 64-gallon cart) and...

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Diverting Food Waste for Composting

Diverting Food Waste for Composting

Continuing in our sustainabilty series, this week we explore diverting food for composting and what it could bring to the table for your restaurant. Once all appropriate food has been donated, a food-generating facility can set aside food wastes for compost.  The...

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Donating Excess Food Waste to Serve the Hungry

Donating Excess Food Waste to Serve the Hungry

In a study conducted in 2010 by the NM Association of Food Banks entitled “Hunger in New Mexico”, it was found to be a myth that the only people seeking food assistance are without work or homeless. The study found that 32% of households seeking emergency food...

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Food Diversion and Environmental Health Safety Practices

Food Diversion and Environmental Health Safety Practices

For week 2 of our sustainability series, we cover multiple ways to divert food waste that not only help impact your bottom line but also help serve your community. No matter if your business is collecting food waste for donation for human use, feeding animals, or for...

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The Facts About Food Waste

The Facts About Food Waste

For the next several weeks, NMRA will be running a series of blogs focused on sustainability in the food service industry to educate our community on how we can all do more to reduce food waste and make our industry more sustainable overall. According to EPA...

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2021 Liquor Law Changes

2021 Liquor Law Changes

CHANGES STARTING JULY 1 Here are immediate changes to the liquor laws as of July 1, 2021, that proprietors should be aware of, in no particular order: ·     Sunday sales: No restrictions. Hours, based on the various licenses hours of operation, are the same on Sunday...

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Restaurant Employee Shortage

Restaurant Employee Shortage

Restaurants can’t find workers—why and what you might do about it. In New Mexico, seventy-nine thousand five hundred seventy-eight (75,578) people are still unemployed, yet we can’t get anyone to work. What the heck? There are many reasons for this phenomenon. The...

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