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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 18, 2020

Consumers are worried their restaurants will not survive the pandemic

A majority of U.S. adults say they know of a restaurant in their community that has permanently closed during the coronavirus outbreak.

August 17, 2020

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund helps 43K-plus out-of-work employees

The Association's Educational Foundation campaign provided direct support in the form of $500 checks to those in need.

August 14, 2020

Restaurant sales continued to rise in July, but at a much slower pace

The total shortfall in restaurant and foodservice sales surpassed $165 billion during the first five months of the pandemic.

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.

August 12, 2020

ServSafe expands training program with remote-proctored online exams

The industry’s premier food safety training and certification program is accessible online, especially key during COVID-19.

August 11, 2020

Black franchisees talk about employee safety during COVID crisis

Multiunit operators tell MFHA Town Hall participants about their experiences with staff during coronavirus pandemic.

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.