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Allergy-friendly practices to protect guests and increase your business

Accommodating customers with food allergies is no small task. More than 250 food allergens have been identified, and 15 million Americans diagnosed with food allergies look to dine where they feel safe.

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Tacoma minimum wage task force finalizes recommendations to mayor

On June 29, Tacoma’s minimum wage task force finalized its report to Mayor Strickland and the City Council. The report includes two recommendations for the Council to consider: Proposal A

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Restaurant industry continues to push for ACA changes

Friday’s Supreme Court decision upholding a major element of the Affordable Care Act ensures that the ACA remains the law of the land — but it doesn’t take away from the need for Congress to make reasonable, common-sense changes to the law, the National Restaurant Association said.

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What does the ordinance mean for franchise owners?

When it comes to franchisees, the law in Seattle considers you a large business even if you only own a single outlet. As part of a franchise you must include

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Washington Restaurant Weekly: WRA/WLA merger update: joining forces to provide greater value for members

The executive committees of the Washington Restaurant Association and the Washington Lodging Association have approved transition plans for communications, membership and business development in preparation for combining operations by Oct. 1, 2015.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: NLRB joint-employer ruling is a job killer

There could be big trouble ahead for franchisors, thanks to a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) opinion – and it could potentially harm employees, too.

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The relevance of an association’s programs

by David Faro The best way to remain relevant to an association member is to provide value for their business and their operations. Communication with members seems to be the

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The restaurateur’s guide to immigration rules

I-9 forms. E-Verify. Visa rules. The web of immigration laws and regulations can be overwhelming, and the smallest slip-up can lead to steep fines and penalties.

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Measuring food waste can bolster your bottom line

Are your hard-earned dollars going out with the trash or getting lost in the compost pile? Nationwide, restaurants throw away millions of pounds of food each day. Four to 10

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General Liability Tips

General Liability and Property Insurance Tips Contact Bell Anderson for a free risk assessment to help you select the right coverage for your business. Ensure that the kitchen is properly cleaned

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Washington Restaurant Weekly: FDA announces trans fat ban

Following two years’ discussion, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is removing partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), artificial trans fat’s main contributor in the food supply, from its listing of “generally recognized as safe” ingredients.

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Posting Requirements

Unlike other parts of the ordinance, the posting requirements for the Seattle ordinance are pretty straight forward. There is a poster that the city has made available to meet their

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Restaurant industry added more than 9,000 locations in 2014

The restaurant industry added a net 9,022 establishments in 2014, which represented the fifth consecutive year with gains of at least 7,000 locations.

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How does the sharing economy apply to restaurants?

If there is one thing that Richard Pryor taught us in Superman III, its that there is a margin on everything, and that half pennies can add up to mountains

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Office supply program hidden behind noise

video It’s difficult to sort through the noise. We are bombarded with every kind of electronic message possible. Millions of billboards on the side of the highway, commercials on television,