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March 31, 2020

Restaurant employee relief fund growing, application process starts April 2

Starting Thursday, April 2, restaurant employees can apply to receive a check for $500 from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Restaurant Employee Relief Fund.

March 30, 2020

CARES Act suspends student loan payments

Restaurant workers with outstanding student loans get a reprieve due to coronavirus relief package.

March 27, 2020

CARES Act fixes tax depreciation schedule mistake

Qualified Improvement Property schedule temporarily changed while National Restaurant Association works to fix tax code.

March 27, 2020

CARES Act helps restaurant employees

In addition to helping your business, the coronavirus relief package offers direct and indirect benefits to the individuals who work for you.

March 27, 2020

CARES Act provisions—what’s in it for restaurants?

The $2 trillion coronavirus relief package contains help for restaurant operators.

March 26, 2020

ServSafe offers free courses and videos on safe practices for takeout and delivery

The goal is to help operators and their employees practice safe food handling and delivery during the coronavirus pandemic.

March 25, 2020

New research details early impact of coronavirus pandemic on restaurant industry

Survey of more than 5,000 operators offers details on how outbreak is hurting sales, operations.

March 25, 2020

Restaurant gift cards present opportunity to help sales

Gift-card sales are a much-needed revenue source during the pandemic disruption. Cards appeal to homebound customers and play a big part in community outreach efforts.

March 20, 2020

Just-launched guide tracks restaurant industry coronavirus mandates by city, county and state

Comprehensive guide, updated daily, houses all state ordinances in one place so operators can quickly understand how to comply with the rules and share resources.

March 20, 2020

Pivoting to off-premises

It’s time to laser-focus on your takeout and drive-thru business.

March 19, 2020

Operators navigate a business decline during the coronavirus outbreak

The industry is having to adapt quickly to a socially distanced world; it’s a far cry from business as usual.

March 17, 2020

One small step for your staff, one giant leap for the planet

Reducing food waste in your restaurant operation doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Start with a few, easy-to-implement steps and grow at whatever rate you can manage. Every effort counts.

March 16, 2020

Gen Z influences can shape your restaurant menus and marketing strategies

Do you want to know the future? Look at your up-and-coming customers, not just college kids on the cusp of employment or full-fledged consumer status. Go down the line a bit, to elementary- and middle-schoolers.

March 15, 2020

Best practices to help ensure your business continuity

What should your business do to prepare for a pandemic? Here are 10 steps to take now!

March 13, 2020

Boomers are more than OK. They’re the fastest-growing age group of restaurant employees

Is your operation set up to take advantage of the new employee pool coming down the pike?

March 10, 2020

At the top of her game, Selena Cuffe aims to create some magic

As she takes the helm at SodexoMAGIC, the food industry veteran shares knowledge that helped shape her career in business.

March 9, 2020

Inspiring operators remind us why we love the restaurant business

The stories behind this year’s Ambassador of Hospitality, Restaurant Neighbor and Faces of Diversity award winners are worth hearing and sharing.

March 6, 2020

Make your business buzz-worthy with location-based marketing

Location-based marketing is now about audiences instead of individuals

March 6, 2020

Restaurants provide first jobs and a career path

Nearly half of restaurant job openings in 2019 were filled by either first-time workers or promotions.  

March 6, 2020

Middle-class jobs are growing rapidly in restaurants

The restaurant industry is adding middle-class jobs at a faster pace than the overall economy.

March 3, 2020

Reduce the mess to lessen your stress

Spring is a terrific time to reflect on where your business is at, and where you’d like it to be. Assess what’s not working, declutter and freshen up. Follow these spring cleaning tips to improve your brand, operations and bottom line.

March 2, 2020

10 ways to generate gold on St. Paddy’s Day

Nearly 33 million people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day every year. Here are some tips on how you can increase sales on the holiday.

February 28, 2020

These programs will improve your restaurant's retention rate

ServSuccess and the Apprenticeship Program work well alone – and together – to help develop career paths for your restaurant employees. Here’s the difference between the two and how they can connect.

February 28, 2020

5 women power players share their secrets for success

All agree that mentoring and sponsorship are key to advancement

February 27, 2020

20 restaurant industry opportunities for 2020

The Association’s annual State of the Restaurant Industry is out. Report highlights key avenues for growth for the coming year and beyond.