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February 26, 2021

Williams Chicken CFO talks about leadership at Black-owned businesses

During the Texas deep freeze, CFO Tim Williams helped those in need, and participated in an MFHA Black History Month webinar.

February 25, 2021

What will Biden Administration policy mean for restaurants?

Association policy team sees opportunities related to immigration reform and infrastructure improvements.

February 23, 2021

New tax credit rule can gain you up to $19K per restaurant employee

Stan Harris, LRA president and CEO, weighs in on the tax law changes that could provide restaurants with big credits.

February 22, 2021

Restaurant operators do not expect a rapid return to normal

Six in 10 operators think it will be at least 7 months before business conditions return to normal for their restaurant.

February 19, 2021

Off-premises sales not enough to offset lost on-premises business

While many restaurants saw off-premises sales rise during the pandemic, it wasn’t enough to make up for their lost on-premises business.

February 18, 2021

USHG President shares advice on how to succeed in business

Chip Wade offers some tips on advancing to the next level, and maybe growing your own restaurant into a chain.

February 17, 2021

Precious time and the software to make the most of it when scheduling employees

Time spent managing employee shifts, PTO, overtime, and full and part time status is time away from customers and coaching the crew.

February 17, 2021

Restaurants home in on homebound customers

More adults are watching TV and gaming than before the pandemic. Restaurants are tapping the trend in clever ways.

February 17, 2021

SmartBrief, Association to host Innovation Awards for Foodservice

The awards honor products and solutions that help industry professionals work smarter, safer and more sustainably.

February 17, 2021

Restaurant sales rose for the first time in four months

January’s gain was a step in the right direction, but monthly sales remain nearly $11 billion below their pre-coronavirus levels.

February 11, 2021

Innovating during the pandemic: BBQ Pit’s evolving blueprint

Open since 1978, The BBQ Pit has withstood its share of challenges, but COVID-19 was in a different league.

February 11, 2021

Black franchisees offer financing advice to new operators

BWW’s Karim Webb and IHOP’s Adenah Bayoh share lessons learned to help other minority-owned businesses

February 5, 2021

Legal issues can impact a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy

There are some things you should know before you insist that all your employees get vaccinated.

February 5, 2021

Restaurant employment fell for the third consecutive month

This increases the likelihood that the restaurant industry’s employment recovery will be measured in years and not months.

February 4, 2021

Restaurants find fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Move over COVID-19, Cupid-2021 is around the corner. Restaurants are offering creative options to draw customers this holiday.

February 3, 2021

As Black History Month begins, industry celebrates MFHA’s 25th anniversary

Founder Gerry Fernandez looks back on the organization’s beginnings, sets course for its next chapter

February 3, 2021

Big tax credits to restaurants could support employee retention

Did you know a new law signed in December might mean your operation is eligible for an employee retention tax credit?

January 26, 2021

Forty-two states lost restaurant jobs in December

Vermont, Michigan and Minnesota have the largest deficits from their pre-coronavirus employment levels.

January 25, 2021

State of the Restaurant Industry report measures virus' impact on business

New research looks at how restaurants and consumers were changed by the events of 2020 and the year of transition ahead.

January 25, 2021

2021 Economic Outlook: The long road to recovery continues

While the national economy is projected to register healthy growth in 2021, the labor market isn’t expected to fully recover until 2022.

January 21, 2021

Scholarships now available from Association's Educational Foundation

The pandemic is forcing students to face big challenges, including how to pay for hospitality-related educations.

January 20, 2021

Lucky Danger: Heritage shapes menu, the times shape service

Winning menu and off-premises focus sets up transformed concept for success now and in the future.

January 19, 2021

Is now the right time to ditch your old point of sale for something new?

The coronavirus altered business for everyone. Use every tool at your disposal to succeed in the new environment.

January 15, 2021

Restaurant sales fell to their lowest level since June

Restaurant sales declined for the third consecutive month in December, with total industry sales losses reaching $240 billion in 2020.

January 14, 2021

8 things you need to know about 2nd round PPP loans

Payroll Protection Program loans are back; application process is streamlined for smaller loans and expenses covered are tax deductible.