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Sobering Statistics September 2020

Here are some Sobering Statistics from September 2020. So much has changed for all of us in the last six months. It is time to take a look at the raw numbers of our industry and how we are all being affected. To be sure, restaurants are taking the virus seriously. We...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Changes to New Mexico Driver’s License and ID Card

Changes to New Mexico Driver’s License and ID Card

What Changes Are Being Made to NM Driver’s Licenses/IDs? In November 2016 New Mexico began issuing two types of DL/IDs: Real ID-compliant and non-Real ID compliant. The term Driving Authorization Card (DAC) has been commonly used to refer to both a non-compliant DL...

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