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September 21, 2020

‘Good Samaritan’ act eases ability to donate healthy, uneaten food

Want to be a food philanthropist? You may be protected from liability and get a nice tax break.

September 17, 2020

Winter woes: What’s the plan when it’s too cold to dine outdoors?

Outdoor dining helped offset sales losses in the spring and summer, but what will dining out look like as the weather turns colder?

September 15, 2020

National Food Safety Month Week 3: Prepare food safely

Pathogens can move around easily, spreading from food or unwashed hands to prep areas, equipment, utensils, and other food. But you can prevent it.

September 11, 2020

In the restaurant industry, there’s a seat at the table for everyone

With a new podcast series, MFHA and the Association aim to break down barriers and teach the benefits of cultural intelligence in the workplace.

September 11, 2020

Innovating during a pandemic: Opening The Perch Kitchen and Tap

Multi-concept Chicago operator adapts menu, unit design and service models in recently opened restaurant.

September 2, 2020

National Food Safety Month Week 1: Focus is on personal hygiene

Campaign promotes rules for safe food handling, which is even more important during the coronavirus threat.

August 24, 2020

What’s your state’s stance on masks and other regulations? Find out.

The Association’s state-by-state COVID-19 resources are comprehensive, growing in number, and updated regularly.

August 19, 2020

Your guests refuse to wear masks in your restaurant. What do you do?

Operators increasingly report unpleasant confrontations with customers who declare their right to refuse face coverings. What recourse to you have handling this situation?

August 19, 2020

5 guidelines for employees’ safe return to your restaurant

Our Restaurant Law Center offers this guidance on what you can do to protect your restaurant and employees from coronavirus.

August 13, 2020

Help guests feel safe: Tips for cleaning POS equipment

While your restaurants operate according to state and local COVID-19 guidelines, everyone plays a role in maintaining public safety, including you, your employees and your guests.