NMRA BLOG

 

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

 

2024 Legislative Candidates to Support

We know you're already tired of hearing about the election. But what happens in the election determines your bottom line. A restaurant owner once said that their biggest competition wasn't the restaurant across the street. It was the government thinking they should...

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Support Candidates That Support Restaurants

Support Candidates That Support Restaurants

As the 2024 primaries approach, New Mexico’s political landscape is undergoing significant shifts. Incumbent legislators, particularly those who stood against the controversial Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) bill, are now at the forefront of a critical battle. The...

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Must Be Present to Win: Donate, Participate & Vote

Must Be Present to Win: Donate, Participate & Vote

As the CEO of the New Mexico Restaurant Association, I cannot stress enough the importance of restaurant owners being actively engaged in the 2024 New Mexico Legislature elections. The decisions made by our legislators have a direct impact on our businesses, and it is...

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5 Ways A restaurant Career Can Improve Your Life

5 Ways A restaurant Career Can Improve Your Life

The restaurant industry isn't just about serving food; it's a pathway to personal and professional growth that can significantly enhance one's quality of life. As individuals progress through various roles within this dynamic field, they experience a multitude of life...

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Blast Off: Career Trajectory in the Restaurant Industry

Blast Off: Career Trajectory in the Restaurant Industry

Embarking on a career in the restaurant industry is a dynamic journey that requires dedication, skill, and a love for hospitality. From humble beginnings to reaching the pinnacle of success as a manager, owner, or operator, the path is filled with challenges and...

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2024 ProStart Invitational

2024 ProStart Invitational

Congratulations to the winners from the 21st Annual New Mexico ProStart Invitational. Taos High School Culinary Team and Carlsbad High School Management Team will be on their way to Nationals, April 26-28 in Baltimore.. The teams will compete against other qualifying...

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Mentorships, Apprenticeships, Scholarships & More

Mentorships, Apprenticeships, Scholarships & More

In New Mexico's land of spice and sun,Where green chiles sizzle and fun's never done,There's a tale to tell, a song to sing,Of the future workforce that's taking wing! Oh, restaurant owners, hear this plea,Come gather 'round and listen to me!It's time to inspire, to...

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Get Money w/ Tip Tax Credit for Restaurants & Bars

Get Money w/ Tip Tax Credit for Restaurants & Bars

Tips fuel your business and it’s time you took advantage of the unique tax benefits afforded to you. The FICA Tip Credit is a federal tax credit for employers with tip-driven employees. This IRS credit allows employers to claim a portion of the FICA taxes paid on...

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Working ‘ON’ Instead of ‘IN’ Your Restaurant

Working ‘ON’ Instead of ‘IN’ Your Restaurant

As a restaurant owner, your passion for food, service, and hospitality is unmatched. You've poured your heart and soul into creating a dining experience that delights your patrons. However, in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day operations, it's easy to get caught up...

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5 Tips for Navigating Restaurant Finances

5 Tips for Navigating Restaurant Finances

Running a restaurant is not easy. You have to deal with a lot of challenges and competition in the market. You have to keep your customers happy and loyal, while also making sure you have enough cash to pay your bills and staff. You have to be creative and flexible,...

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