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August 7, 2020

Restaurant job growth slowed significantly in July

Restaurant job growth is expected to be choppy in the months ahead, following the initial bounce of 3 million jobs in May and June.

August 6, 2020

Focus on nutrition helps define core values, builds consumer trust

Pandemic has pushed health and nutrition to center stage of restaurants’ social responsibility platforms.

August 5, 2020

6 best practices for restaurant delivery, especially during coronavirus

There’s a lot restaurateurs can do to make the order-handoff to drivers go smoothly and safely.

July 31, 2020

Health inspections may look different in the wake of COVID-19

Trained to prevent the spread of foodborne illnesses, inspectors look to ensure restaurants comply with guidelines to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, as well.

July 31, 2020

New resource tracks COVID-19 Liability Protections for good-faith businesses

Worried about someone getting infected and suing your restaurant when you’ve taken reasonable steps to comply with ever-changing guidelines? Keep up with the legislation.

July 29, 2020

Healthful ingredients may help support immunity during COVID-19 and beyond

Social distancing, hand washing, and wearing a mask prevent contracting and spreading the disease, but healthy foods can also support and improve overall health.

July 24, 2020

Grappling with racism after George Floyd’s death

MFHA’s Gerry Fernandez talks with operators about supporting minority employees.

July 23, 2020

Access to ingredient info matters, especially if menus change during COVID-19

Tweaking menus during COVID-19? Customers with allergies are counting on ingredient list transparency and accuracy.

July 20, 2020

Alcohol to go might be magic potion for struggling restaurants

Expanded regulations allowing the sale could help juice up revenues lost during the pandemic.

July 20, 2020

Reopening design strategies: Rebuild trust through visibility

While people are eager to visit restaurants again, many are concerned about COVID-19 exposure; building their trust will rebuild your business.

July 16, 2020

Restaurant sales hit a pandemic high in June, but were far below normal

The total shortfall in restaurant and foodservice sales reached an estimated $145 billion during the first four months of the pandemic.

July 16, 2020

#RestaurantsAreHere supports social justice and the Black community

Even as they struggle with the pandemic, operators are donating food, hosting conversations, and supporting just causes during this critical time.

July 14, 2020

Your employee tested positive for COVID-19. Now what?

The Association’s Restaurant Law Center offers guidance on what to do next.

July 13, 2020

Once a problem, protein shortages are no longer an issue

The supply chain faced challenges at the outset of the coronavirus outbreak, but experts say production is now nearly back to normal.

July 10, 2020

Reopening design strategies: Managing the BOH and receiving

If you’re welcoming customers back to dine in, you’ll want to add supply receiving and other back-of-house protocols to your coronavirus safety arsenal.

July 8, 2020

How to stay health-care compliant as a small business

Learn to avoid the practices that can get you fined.

July 7, 2020

Plant-based meats create a paradigm shift for consumers

Plant-based meat selections appeal to meat eaters in a way traditional vegetarian substitutions haven’t.

July 7, 2020

Master checklist helps Blazing Onion manage restaurant reopenings

Formed over time and assembled from multiple resources, detailed checklist covers a full gamut of reopening to-do tasks.

July 2, 2020

Join the ServSafe Dining Commitment

Restaurants follow safe food handling protocols as a matter of course, but new practices are called for to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Now you can show how you’re actively reducing risk.

July 2, 2020

Restaurants added 1.5 million jobs for the second consecutive month

The impressive two-month employment bounce only marks the beginning of a long climb back to pre-coronavirus staffing levels.

July 1, 2020

In the COVID-19 dining landscape, restaurants learn how to survive

Operators who emphasize personal safety and ramp up technology are the ones who will attract consumers who want to dine at restaurants again.

June 30, 2020

Healthier dining habits drive menu innovation

In this first of a five-part nutrition series, we look at the impact of plant-forward additions to restaurant menus

June 26, 2020

What customers should expect when dining in

Operators will have to help customers navigate a new set of ground rules as they return to restaurants.

June 24, 2020

Wondering which reopening regulations apply and where? The Association tracks them for you.

The National Restaurant Association is compiling regularly updated lists of reopening regulations, food-safety training reopening regs, mask requirements, and state off-premises alcohol permissions.

June 24, 2020

Black chefs talk about racism through personal and professional lenses

Marcus Samuelsson, Carla Hall lead discussion on what can be done to provide equity in the restaurant industry.