NMRA BLOG

 

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

 

Association Membership… Help Yourself

Why should you help yourself to New Mexico Restaurant Association Membership? 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...

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Proposed Sick Leave and Plastics Ban for Albuquerque

There are two urgent issues facing businesses in Albuquerque that we need you to be aware of-- Sick Leave and a proposed plastics ban. Trick Leave is Back!!! Issue summary: When the proponents of a sick leave ordinance lost the vote in Albuquerque you might have...

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Getting Your Employee Records in Order

In order to protect laborers, the United States Department of Labor requires restaurants to follow various labor laws. These laws ensure that your establishment remains a safe, healthy, and fair place for all employees.  Having clean, up to date employee records will...

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Serving Alcohol Safely in Your Bar or Restaurant

While there is always money in the liquor industry, there is also always risk.Opening your own bar or restaurant means you are jumping into a legal quagmire.Customers that are over-served at your establishment can take legal action against your business. Fights,...

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Serving Alcohol 101

Have a few questions about serving alcohol in New Mexico?  We've got you covered! Here at NMRA, we answer a lot of calls and inquiries about alcohol service.  Maybe you've even taken one of our Servers Permit classes. Based on the most frequently asked question of our...

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Tis the Season for Restaurants to Give Back

Join the Giving Tuesday Movement in New Mexico! See what Guest Blogger Valerie Wilke with Enchanted Dish has to share about how your restaurant can give back this holiday season: During the holiday season, the spirit of thankfulness and generosity seems to crank up a...

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Importance of Taking Daily Inventory

Take Your Restaurant's Daily Inventory To Prevent Employee Theft This is Step 2 in our comprehensive Restaurant Success Guide. In the restaurant business we need to be aware of another unnecessary but common loss that many restaurant operators are suffering from:...

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5 Reasons Why Having an Employee Handbook Is Important

Employee handbooks are important to set forth company expectations on policies and procedures. An employee handbook gives the employee and management a guide for expected behavior. If employees do not abide by the employee handbook, it could provide protection from...

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FAQ’s on Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage Minimum wage is definitely a hot-button issue.  While knowing the wage in your area is paramount, there are so many other nuances and factors to consider.  Click below for several links that help answer questions we have recently been receiving regarding...

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7 Best Practices for Labor Compliance Success

Recently, there was a federal investigation into a restaurant in Ottawa, Kansas that started several years before any charges were leveled. As soon as indictments were handed down, restaurant management was caught off guard, and operations were paralyzed. The...

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