Your Voice-Our Voice-One Voice

Together we are strong. 1,200 individual restaurants understand that our collective industry voice is stronger than one single restaurant voice. NMRA represents the entire restaurant industry to elected officials at all levels of government and regulatory bodies.

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Our Message

Cornerstone of New Mexico Communities

The restaurant industry is a unique part of the fabric of New Mexico.

A cornerstone of every community.

We are an industry of first jobs and second chances.

Our members are an entry point into the job market for many. And a good stepping stone to a brighter future for everyone.

Commitment to New Mexico Communities

Our responsibility is to the backbone of New Mexico’s communities — Entrepreneurship and old-fashioned hospitality.

That’s why we are committed to breaking down the barriers of over-regulation, and empowering small businesses to do what they do best: Hiring in, and enhancing local communities.

New Mexico Minimum Wage Information

at this time there are 7 different minimum wages in New Mexico. NMRA is one of the only organizations that keeps a comprehensive, detailed webpage with all of the relevant information you need to pay your people correctly.

Our legislative menu is a hit with members as well as legislators. This synopsis of the issues effecting restaurants is clear, concise and easy to understand. If you are wondering about NMRA positions on issues it’s all here and we throw in some restaurant humor to make it all palatable.

It’s important that you know who represents you, in your voting/home district and at your restaurant. Get to know these folks ask them to coffee or lunch and talk to them about issues that are important to you. Call Carol at the NMRA office 505-343-9848 if you would like a refresher on the issues important to our members.

When this button is RED you know we need your help with an urgent alert to: contact your legislator or email a congressperson. Your individual voice is important to add to the collective voice. Legislators like hearing from constituents especially ones that own and operate businesses i n their districts.

Legal and Legislative Alerts

Articles of Incorporation – 70 years

Many times when I am working on behalf of restaurants in New Mexico I think of the founding fathers. I don’t mean those guys in New England, I mean the people who formed the New Mexico Restaurant association 70 years ago. We have a copy of the Articles of...

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Understanding the Food Safety Mandate

There is a new mandate in town! Yes, we have a food safety mandate to get more food safety training in our industry. Let’s try to remember this is not new to the US and it’s not completely new to New Mexico. If you live in Albuquerque or the unincorporated area of...

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Preemption Bill for Minimum Wage and Employment Law

UPDATE: HB 211 passed the Regulatory and Public Affairs Committee last week and has now moved to the Business and Employment Committee for consideration. The New Mexico legislature has a very short legislative session, so time is of the essence in moving this...

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Listen to the Job Creators

Listen to those who are fighting for New Mexico's jobs! While our New Mexico economy circles the drain, many legislators ignore the very people who have the ability to add jobs to our economy. Every year business groups gather in Santa Fe, at the legislature, with...

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50 Years Celebration at Rancho de Chimayo

Congratulations to Rancho de Chimayo on their 50 Years Celebration! On behalf of the board of directors and members of the New Mexico Restaurant Association, I would like to congratulate Florence Jaramillo and her staff for 50 years of service in the restaurant...

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Protecting Your Business

I would like to remind everyone of the importance of membership and supporting the association that supports the restaurant industry in New Mexico. Every NMRA member is important to the strength of our message. The more members we have, the more impact we have on the...

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