NMRA BLOG

 

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

 

NMRA 2020 HIA

It’s our 75th Anniversary! Every year we award the Manager of the Year, Chef of the Year, Restaurant Neighbor, and Restaurateur of the Year. We are not letting COVID-19 stop us from showcasing the talent and tenacity of our wonderful industry. Instead of our annual...

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Sobering Statistics September 2020

Here are some Sobering Statistics from September 2020. So much has changed for all of us in the last six months. It is time to take a look at the raw numbers of our industry and how we are all being affected. To be sure, restaurants are taking the virus seriously. We...

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COVID-19  Modifications for Our Restaurants

COVID-19 Modifications for Our Restaurants

One of the bright spots in Albuquerque’s economy and tourism industry has always been our restaurants. We hope our restauranteurs will take the lead in re-opening our economy, because it will boost the morale of all of us. We like dining out! Now is the time to begin...

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3 Small Business Disaster Response Tools

3 Small Business Disaster Response Tools

Forced closures, quarantined customers and an unknown future can make this feel like a dystopian future no one could imagine just a few days ago. Unless you are in the toilet paper or ammo business, this may feel like the worst week of your business’s life. However,...

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Restaurant Closures due to COVID-19

Restaurant Closures due to COVID-19

As restaurants navigate this crisis, we are keeping track of restaurants that have voluntarily closed or limited their services beyond the requirements set by the state.  To submit a restaurant, email us at communication@nmrestaurants.org. Please link to the...

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COVID-19 Compliant Door Sign

COVID-19 Compliant Door Sign

We know how important it is for your customers to be comfortable & confident that when they dine with you they are safe. Please print out the sign below to hang in your store to let the public know you are committed to preventing the spread of COVID-19. [embeddoc...

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Inspiration During COVID-19

Inspiration During COVID-19

By: Brian Canlis, Canlis Restaurant - Seattle, Wa. Like many of you, my family, my colleagues, and I have been in a state of shock. Our restaurant, Canlis, is in Seattle which, as you probably know, was the first U.S. city to be hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19), with...

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A Word on Coronavirus w/ Our CEO

A Word on Coronavirus w/ Our CEO

Dear NMRA Member: As you are probably aware, the New Mexico Governor declared a Public Health Emergency on Wednesday. The Governor is asking that everyone minimize public exposure and minimize human contact. This declaration could be devastating for the restaurant...

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2020 ProStart Competition

2020 ProStart Competition

Santa Fe, New Mexico – March 9, 2020 – The Hospitality Industry Education Foundation (HIEF) has announced the winners from the 18th Annual New Mexico ProStart Invitational. Taos High School’s Culinary Team and Management Team will be on their way to Nationals this May...

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Coronavirus Resources

NEW COVID Guidelines The state has issued an extended emergency public health order effective Friday, Oct. 23, which incorporates the following amendments intended to root out and prevent the incidence and spread of COVID-19 at locations identified as sources of...

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4 Common Loss Pitfalls for Restaurants

4 Common Loss Pitfalls for Restaurants

Controlling losses in a restaurant can be a challenging task to master. Losses occur in all areas of the restaurant, from the front-of-the-house to the back-of-the-house, but there are some steps a restaurant operator can take to help keep things manageable. By...

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New Mexico Restaurant Success Kit

New Mexico Restaurant Success Kit

As New Mexico’s leading association for restaurant owners – with a staff that has years of restaurant ownership & management experience – we know first-hand the excitement that comes with owning your own restaurant business.   It’s exciting, but achieving success...

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