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

Serving Alcohol Safely in Your Bar or Restaurant

While there is always money in the liquor industry, there is also always risk.Opening your own bar or restaurant means you are jumping into a legal quagmire.Customers that are over-served at your establishment can take legal action against your business. Fights,...

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Serving Alcohol 101

Have a few questions about serving alcohol in New Mexico?  We've got you covered! Here at NMRA, we answer a lot of calls and inquiries about alcohol service.  Maybe you've even taken one of our Servers Permit classes. Based on the most frequently asked question of our...

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Importance of Taking Daily Inventory

Take Your Restaurant's Daily Inventory To Prevent Employee Theft This is Step 2 in our comprehensive Restaurant Success Guide. In the restaurant business we need to be aware of another unnecessary but common loss that many restaurant operators are suffering from:...

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What Are the Secrets to Restaurant Success?

Check out this informative video with NMRA CEO, Carol Wight and Jeff Harrison with SwingPointMedia on making your restaurant more successful. Now are you ready to make your restaurant more successful? Check out our very helpful Restaurant Success Guide today! You can...

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Preventing Harassment in Your Restaurant

Source: National Restaurant Association Employers need to take a stronger approach to prevent workplace harassment, according to a recently released Equal Employment Opportunity Commission report. The EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace...

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The 2018 Hospitality Industry Award Winners

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. Over 450 individuals attended this year’s 1920’s, Prohibition-era,...

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Understanding Your Financial Statement and Balance Sheet

Until you have a firm grasp on your restaurant’s financial statement and balance sheet, it will be all too easy to mistakenly think your business is doing much better than it really is. The 3 Components to Your Restaurant’s Financial Statement Despite its importance,...

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