NMRA BLOG

 

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

 

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

Governor Re-Instates Mask Mandate The state of New Mexico is temporarily re-implementing a statewide requirement that facemasks be worn in all public indoor spaces, with only limited exceptions, and regardless of vaccination status. Under a public health order issued...

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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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Managing Food Waste in Restaurants

Make a New Year’s Resolution to Reduce Your Waste Stream and Divert Wasted Food for Better Use Are you interested in cutting back on trash collection costs? Do you wish that your business could manage its food waste so that the material will be used for a higher...

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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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ADA Legal Free For All

ADA Legal Free For All

In 1990 when the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed no one was contemplating the technology boom that would be changing all aspects of our lives and the lives of those with disabilities. Now businesses are faced with lawsuits claiming everything from...

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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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