NMRA BLOG

 

You will find every article, post, brilliant reminiscing and more in this restaurant weblog. Enjoy!

 

Albuquerque Plastic Ban

We won! The Albuquerque City Council voted on the plastic ban late last night. The council amended the ordinance heavily, including an amendment to take out straws and plastic containers from the list of regulated items. The other significant amendment for restaurants...

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20 Restaurant Cost-Cutting Tips

Ready to increase profits with creative cost-cutting?  Guest Blogger and NMRA endorsed provider LAVU has some great tips for your restaurant: 1. Share the Facts with Employees Without your entire team’s participation, any changes you make will be slow to take effect....

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Energy Saving Tips for Restaurants

Equipment ► Purchase Energy Star™ certified Commercial Food Service Equipment - savings of 10 to 70 percent over standard models. See Energy Star's Commercial Kitchen Equipment Savings Calculator. (Steamers, Fryers, Convection Ovens, Griddles, Combination Ovens,...

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2019 Legislation Recap

We once again want to thank each and every one of you for your support this legislative session. We were successful in our main focus of fighting to protect the tip credit, but that is not all we were up to for the past 60 days. NMRA was following more than just the...

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NMRA Buyer’s Guide

NMRA has over 1200 members statewide.  We take pride in providing our members, and all foodservice providers, with the best resources around. That includes our Buyer's Guide.  Once a year, we produce a guide of our all Associate Members -- these are vendors and...

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Expert’s Guide to Marketing your Gift / Rewards Cards

From our partners at Heartland: Marketing and promoting your gift card program is critical to its success. Whatever your primary line of business: restaurant, retail, service, or other business, most customers won't think of you as a place to buy gift cards unless you...

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New Mexico Cocktails and Culinary Festival

Shake it up at the New Mexico Cocktails and Culinary Festival! You are invited to participate in the fifth annual NM Cocktails & Culture Culinary Festival which takes place May 31 - June 2 in Santa Fe. The main events of the festival are the opening party, TACO...

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Updated Guidance on Side-Work & Tipped Employees

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has published updated guidance on when tipped-employees are working dual jobs - its latest effort to clarify what side-work tipped employees are allowed to perform under the Dual jobs and related duties in...

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Help Yourself to Advocacy

How to Help Yourself to Advocacy Periodically, and especially during each year's legislative session, we will send you legislative alerts on issues that will affect your business and the industry. We need you to act on these alerts immediately. It is the most...

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The Wage Page 2019

We are in your corner when it comes to minimum wage issues. So, it's our job to keep our members informed of the updates as we continue to promote and protect the restaurant industry in New Mexico. As always, you can keep informed of the status of those by viewing our...

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