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Seven buzzes for full-service restaurants

As you’re aware, Washington has the highest statewide minimum wage in America; it’s outpaced the national average for years—with no tip credit.

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Weekly Update: Thank you, WRA and WLA members, for making this year’s Hill Climb a stunning success

On January 25, more than 200 restaurant and hotel, owners and operators came to Olympia. This dedicated group arrived at the state capitol to act as a voice for the hospitality industry. Washington depends heavily on the hospitality sector as it pays more than $811 million in sales and B&O taxes alone.

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2016 Hill Climb was a success

On January 25, more than 200 restaurant and hotel, owners and operators came to Olympia. This dedicated group arrived at the state capitol to act as a voice for the

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Now is the time for disaster preparedness

The Northwest environment often seems calm and serene, but this is deceptive. There are plenty of disasters and other emergencies just waiting to happen. Smart restaurant operators will get prepared now before they find themselves in the midst of a critical situation.

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Large grants available to hospitality

This Announcement is issued to advise you of a Request for Proposal for the following scope of work/services, available on the King County Procurement Web site at: https://procurement.kingcounty.gov/procurement_ovr/default.aspx RFP No.

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Seven buzzes for hotels

You might call it the best and the worst of times to be a lodging owner or operator here in Washington.

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Farm to Table | SOUND FRESH CLAMS & OYSTERS

“Pursuing farm-to-table values, for them, is about doing your best to live between the lines that you’ve drawn. It’s about the direction behind your intention. And their that-a-way objective, in itself, is enough for them to carry on”.

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Seven buzzes for quick-service restaurants

QSRs are embracing new electronic ordering technologies, rethinking ideas of what constitutes a perfect employee, finding new ways of connecting with local communities, responding to pricing realities and developing an entirely new approach to employee advancement.

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Washington Restaurant Weekly: WRA overhauls website, optimized as your primary source of information

WRA recently unveiled its new website, including improved search capabilities and mobile optimization. The goal for the updates is to make it easy for members to find what they are looking for as quickly as possible.

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AH&LA study documents commercial landlords running unregulated Airbnb hotels.

(Jan. 21, 2016) A growing number of commercial landlords are using Airbnb to run unregulated hotels in major cities according to a new study released by the American Hotel & Lodging

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Mark your calendars for Farm 2 Table Trade Workshop February 25

Farm-to-table is one of the biggest trends in the restaurant industry today. As consumers become more conscious about their choices of food, restaurateurs are busy meeting their expectations through buying directly from local farmers whose practices they know and approve.

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How will tax changes provide more certainty for restaurants?

Congress and the President have finally agreed on something: A series of tax changes that give restaurateurs a lot more certainty as they make business decisions.

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Spokane Paid Leave Guide

Spokane’s new Paid Leave Ordinance, adopted by the Spokane City Council in January 2016, will take effect January 1, 2017. This guide is intended to help businesses navigate this new

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Farm to Table | Shepherd’s Grain

“The wisest farmer, he suggests, appreciates the fact that they grow food: a life-giving product to be eaten rather than a mere product to be sold. Regardless of your age or vocation, Shepherd’s Grain urges us to think about the future: the resources we’re leaving for future generations. It’s their land to inherit”.

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Hot off the Grill: Week 2

The beginning of session is very busy due to the enormous amount of proposed legislation that is being considered. The pace slows down slightly after cut-off dates pare down the