NMRA BLOG

 

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

 

Bernalillo County Plastic Ban 2019

On June 25, 2019 Bernalillo County Commissioners passed a plastic ban to go into effect in January 2020. While the Albuquerque city council carved restaurants out of the Albuquerque plastic ban Bernalillo County Commissioners did not. If you have a business in the...

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Alcohol Serving: Third Party Liability

Alcohol Serving: Third Party Liability

Serving alcohol is a serious responsibility that is governed and controlled by laws at the national, state and local levels. One of the most important and overlooked aspects of this responsibility is third party liability. Third party liability means you can be held...

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7 Ways To Optimize Your Restaurant Accounting

7 Ways To Optimize Your Restaurant Accounting

from: Platiq.com For many restaurant operators, managing the accounts payable process can be one of the most time-consuming, and least rewarding, parts of the job. On top of this — perhaps in part because of this — restaurant accounting often is fraught with human...

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Holiday Season Alcohol Serving Guide

Holiday Season Alcohol Serving Guide

With the holidays comes celebrations, and with celebrations comes alcohol. Knowing the proper laws and rules as well as useful techniques, can mean the difference between a Happy Holidays and a big fat Bah Hambug. NMRA has you covered. Here are links to exclusive...

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Financial Literacy For Restaurants

Financial Literacy For Restaurants

Someone once told me that restaurants have the most complicated business model because it is the only business in which you bring in raw product, manufacture that product and have a sales force on premise to sell that product. I had never thought of my business as...

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Bernalillo County Minimum Wage – 2019/2020

Bernalillo County Minimum Wage – 2019/2020

Bernalillo County Minimum Wage Notice of Increase The Bernalillo County Commission approved a cost of living increase to raise the minimum wage from $9.05 to $9.20 an hour. This wage increase affects employees who work within the unincorporated area of Bernalillo...

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Health Care and Insurance Benefits

Health Care and Insurance Benefits

As a member of New Mexico Restaurant Association, you have access to a suite of health care insurance programs, through our partnership with National Restaurant Association,  that help meet the diverse needs of restaurant employers, employees and their families. The...

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Labor Dept. Proposes Changes to 80/20 & Tip Pooling Rules

Labor Dept. Proposes Changes to 80/20 & Tip Pooling Rules

On Monday, October 7, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a new 80/20 rule and tip pooling regulation. First, the proposed regulation, if finalized, will permit employers to take a tip credit regardless of the amount of non-tip generating work (such as...

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Music Licensing for Restaurants

Music Licensing for Restaurants

Music licensing can be a complicated subject. With all the music we hear everywhere, every day, many people don’t know you need permission to play music publicly. They think all you need to do is turn on a radio or hire a live band and enjoy the songs. But that’s not...

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It Pays to Belong: Breakdown of NMRA Membership Benefits

It Pays to Belong: Breakdown of NMRA Membership Benefits

Why should you join the New Mexico Restaurant Association? It shows your customers you are a leader in Safety and Service, and that you’ve invested in bettering your business and the community.   Together, we are stronger, and you’ll be joining over 1,200 restaurants...

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