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Food trends to watch in 2015

Based on analysis of its annual What’s Hot culinary forecast over time, the National Restaurant Association has identified the following as trends to watch on menus in 2015

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Affordable Care Act: What’s next?

Make no mistake about it. No matter what size your restaurant may be, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 will impact the way you run your business during 2015 and beyond.

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Restaurants serve.

Today, restaurants are the family dining room. Of overall household expenditures, food is the third-largest budget item, nearly half of that money is spent on food away-from-home. Families with school-age children are the demographic that spends the second highest amount restaurants.

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Ask the Expert: Keep labor dollars from slipping through your fingers

My total labor percentage including taxes runs between 36-40 percent each period. I understand this is normal, but I can’t afford it any longer. What are some ideas to help bring that number down?

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Congress gives restaurants temporary tax relief

Congress’ passage of a bill to renew four tax provisions that stand to have a direct impact on restaurant operations was a welcome relief after a year of uncertainty.

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Breaking News — NLRB issues decision on “joint employer” definition

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that it will consider McDonalds USA, LLC, as a “joint employer” in a number of unfair labor practice cases filed against individual franchisees.

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Tip pooling: What restaurants need to know

By Paul Schlienz Tip pooling has been surrounded by controversy in recent years. The reason for this is a series of legal actions, the final outcome of which is still

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Gov. new budget proposal and possible impacts to restaurants

This week Gov. Jay Inslee proposed a sweeping cap-and-trade plan for the next budget. The proposal includes approximately $4.3 billion in new tax increases.

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Falling gas prices boost restaurant spending

Restaurant sales trended steadily higher in recent months, as consumers benefited from the sharp decline in gas prices.

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Impact of Hiring Practices on Taxes

Most studies attempting to quantify the high costs of turnover use some variation of the formula “turnover costs= costs of hiring new employees + cost of training new employees.” What

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Serving alcohol responsibly during the holidays

During the holidays many people want to celebrate with family and friends, and alcohol is often a part of that celebration. However, people can often get caught up in the excitement and consume too much. So it is important to be even more vigilant when serving alcohol during the holidays.

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Drive profitability through better beverage management

By Rick Braa, CHAE QUESTION: I’ve recently decided to focus on my beverage program. Where should I focus to run better beverage numbers? ANSWER: Beverages are a significant part of

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Washington Restaurant Weekly: WRA’s Bruce Beckett testifies on minimum wage and other issues

Minimum wage and other issues of great interest to restaurants will undoubtedly be part of the debate during the upcoming legislative session, starting in January.

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WRA’s Bruce Beckett testifies on minimum wage and other issues before House Labor and Workforce Committee

Minimum wage and other issues of great interest to restaurants will undoubtedly be part of the debate during the upcoming legislative session, starting in January.

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IRS releases new standard mileage rates; Business rate to rise in 2015

The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2015 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.