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Washington Restaurant Association Industry Tracking Survey Reveals Economic Impact on Job Outlook

OLYMPIA, Wash.—The Washington Restaurant Association released today the results of its monthly industry tracking survey for January. The figures confirm that restaurant operators in Washington continue to encounter significant economic challenges. Fifty-eight percent of restaurant operators decreased staff hours year over year in January, and 82 percent expect to remain at reduced levels or decrease positions further.

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WRA Expresses Concern Over Gov. Gregoire’s Budget Proposal

Gov. Gregoire presented her latest budget proposal on Wednesday. The proposal has three critical components that would impact restaurants: Repeal of the pop syrup credit Tax on carbonated beverages @

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Washington Restaurant Association Expresses Concern Over Gov. Gregoire’s Proposal for Pop Syrup Tax Credit Repeal

OLYMPIA-The Washington Restaurant Association responded today to Gov. Gregoire’s proposal to repeal the B&O tax credit for pop syrup, stated within her revised budget and revenue proposal, released Wednesday.

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Washington Restaurant Association Expresses Concern Over Gov. Gregoire's Proposal for Pop Syrup Tax Credit Repeal

OLYMPIA-The Washington Restaurant Association responded today to Gov. Gregoire’s proposal to repeal the B&O tax credit for pop syrup, stated within her revised budget and revenue proposal, released Wednesday.

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“Top Chef” Contestant Signs On to Judge State ProStart Culinary Competition

OLYMPIA, Wash.—Seattle’s own Robin Leventhal, a contestant on the sixth season of the Bravo Network’s “Top Chef,” will appear March 6 as a judge at the 10th annual Boyd Coffee ProStart Invitational at South Seattle Community College, hosted by the Washington Restaurant Association Education Foundation.

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Come Toast the Finest of Our Industry!

Join the Washington Restaurant Association in applauding members and culinary students making a difference in our industry. 2010 Toasting the Finest Industry Awards March 6, 2010 South Seattle Community College

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43 Bands Entered, 3 Will Play: You Decide Who Rocks Seattle SoundBite 2010

Seattle SoundBite is a City of Music event, unique in that only Seattle musical groups with at least one member working in the foodservice industry are eligible to perform. This

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Teen Culinary Prodigies Show Off Expertise at Annual Boyd Coffee ProStart Invitational

OLYMPIA, Wash.—Budding culinary masterminds from high schools throughout Washington will suit up in their chef garb and wield the tools of the trade March 6 at the tenth annual Boyd Coffee ProStart Invitational at South Seattle Community College.

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43 Bands Entered, 3 Perform: You Decide Who Plays Seattle SoundBite 2010

SEATTLE, Wash. – The Washington Restaurant Association Seattle Chapter and Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting Company present the SEATTLE SOUNDBITE PUBLIC VOTE! Now through February 28, 2010, The Seattle City of Music will host a public online vote to determine the top 3 restaurant employee rock bands from a field of 43 will perform at the 3rd Annual Seattle SoundBite on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at The Showbox SoDo.

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Restaurants for Relief – Haiti

The National Restaurant Association has partnered with Share Our Strength and launched an industry-wide initiative to raise funds for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. They have made it

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Controversial Maryland Fast Food Ban

The Washington Restaurant Association along with key stake holders have been working to develop a program that would allow restaurant chefs, cooks and owners to easily develop healthful menu items.