NMRA BLOG

 

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

 

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

NMRA Restaurant Industry Conference Calls We will be holding COVID-19 information conference calls for the New Mexico restaurant industry when needed. We will have special guest speakers and provide the latest updates as well as answer questions. Make sure to sign up...

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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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Advocacy in Action: We Win Working Together

Advocacy in Action: We Win Working Together

A Story of Advocacy By George Gundrey Owner, Tomasita’s Santa Fe, Tomasita’s Albuquerque, and the Atrisco Café & Bar, Santa Fe In 2019 the stars aligned to get me involved with advocacy in the political realm in defense of the restaurant industry. I am so glad I...

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2020 NMRA Legislative Menu

2020 NMRA Legislative Menu

APPETIZERS Stimulate your appetite with juicy facts and figures. New Mexico Restaurants Locations – 3,468 Employees – 96,400 - 11% of employment in the state in 2019 Industry Sales (as forecast) – $4 billion Projected job growth by 2029 – 8% increase...

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New Form W-4 for 2020

New Form W-4 for 2020

IRS to release new form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate: Effective January 1, 2020 The IRS is updating the W-4 Form in 2020. The new design reduces the form’s complexity and increases the transparency and accuracy of the withholding system. While it uses the...

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