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October 23, 2017

What should the renegotiated NAFTA look like?

We're working to ensure the restaurant industry isn't negatively impacted by changes to trade policies that could disrupt the supply chain.

October 19, 2017

What’s up with food safety? Here’s your helping

Food safety experts met in the nation's capital for our annual Quality Assurance meeting. They shared best practices that help protect our restaurants and the public health.

October 17, 2017

White House taps Sweeney for apprenticeship task force

Sweeney and the other task force members will bring substantial workforce development experience to the table in addressing our nation’s skills gap.

October 12, 2017

Trump signs exec order to support assoc. health plans

President Trump signed an Executive Order that could make it easier for small businesses and individuals to work together to buy health plans through associations.

October 11, 2017

Chicago merchants celebrate beverage tax repeal

Local residents and businesses are cheering the Cook County Board of Commissioners' repeal of the penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages.

October 6, 2017

Don’t scream: Yelp can help your business

Thomas Nguyen, a partner in the South African-themed Peli Peli chain, says crowd-sourced reviews have helped his restaurants become very popular.

October 6, 2017

ServSafe debuts new ServSafe Alcohol edition

The new edition, based on research and industry feedback, features brand-new, role-playing scenarios and activities designed to improve retention.

October 4, 2017

Congress acts to save local businesses

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce began markup of the Save Local Business Act. If passed, it would address the expanded definition of the joint-employer standard.

October 3, 2017

Who are the next restaurant neighbor or faces of diversity winners?

It's that time again — time to nominate the best in our industry for the 2018 Restaurant Neighbor and Faces of Diversity Awards. Do you have a winner in mind?

October 3, 2017

Vegas restaurants offer help after shooting

The Las Vegas restaurant community came out in full force this week to provide support to victims of the Oct. 1 shooting, their family members and first responders.

October 2, 2017

Association praises tax reform plan

We applaud the Administration and congressional eaders for issuing a broad tax framework as the starting point for a tax overhaul in Congress.

September 28, 2017

Survivors still standing after Hurricane Maria

Residents and business operators look to pick up the pieces in the wake of some of the worst devastation Puerto Rico has ever experienced. 

September 27, 2017

Industry to honor Florida’s hospitality stars, help hurricane victims

Busy with getting back to business after Hurricane Irma, Florida restaurateurs are about to take time to celebrate the stars of their industry.

September 26, 2017

FRLA’s Dover gives post-Irma recovery update

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association CEO Carol Dover shares the latest on what's happening in her state.

September 25, 2017

Practicing food safety? Here are 5 things to know

Practicing food safety correctly is essential to the health of your business and your customers' well being. Here are five tips you need to know now.

September 20, 2017

Students get a ‘taste’ of success

Check out our new Project Taste Test video to find out how to serve up a successful career in foodservice or hospitality.

September 20, 2017

NRA looks to Congress for joint-employer solution

We're working with Congress to pass legislation protecting the way small businesses operate independently of their contractors and franchisees.

September 15, 2017

Are you ready for cashless payment?

Find out how technology is changing the way we do business Oct. 25-27 in Austin at our Restaurant Innovation Summit.

September 13, 2017

How our apprentice program is growing

Several restaurant and hospitality companies have agreed to register 475 apprentices as part of our new Hospitality Sector Registered Apprenticeship program.

September 13, 2017

Blais to keynote Restaurant Innovation Summit

Find out what makes Richard Blais a "top chef" and successful restaurateur. Hear about his forward-thinking culinary company, Trail Blais, at this year's Summit..

September 11, 2017

Help for operators after Irma storms into Florida

With business owners starting to assess Hurricane Irma's damages, the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association offered tips for operators to use during recovery.

August 31, 2017

Assistance available for hurricane victims

If you are directly affected by the hurricane and need assistance, here are some resources to tap into.

August 30, 2017

Louisiana restaurants donate gift cards to flood victims

Louisiana operators started a gift-card donation program to aid restaurant employees in Houston who've been affected by Hurricane Harvey.

August 30, 2017

Brennan family spearheads hurricane fund for hospitality employees

The fund will help hospitality employees in Houston get back on their feet as the city recovers from the hurricane and the extensive flooding it caused.

August 28, 2017

4 steps to employing your next apprentice

For restaurateurs still undecided about hiring apprentices, it’s a lot easier than you may think. Follow these four easy steps, and we’ll take care of the rest.