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Restaurant industry kicks off National Food Safety Month

To highlight the importance of food safety, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) will hold its National Food Safety Month (NFSM) campaign this September with the theme “Be Safe, Don’t Cross-Contaminate.”

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Weekly Update: WRA helps restaurants roll out healthy kids’ menu

Tonight, four WRA member restaurants in South Pierce County will launch the Healthy Meals Happy Kids menu project to the public.

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Industry’s growth has big impact on economy

As part of an ongoing campaign to educate politicians and policymakers on how the restaurant industry impacts the economy and U.S. workforce, executives from the National Restaurant Association this week participated in several events at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

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White House implements new policy on young immigrants

A new Obama Administration policy that lets certain young immigrants apply for “deferred-action” immigration status and temporary work authorization is now underway.

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Gallup poll confirms Americans view restaurants in positive light

The restaurant industry was again found to be one of the most highly regarded business sectors in America, according to a recent Gallup survey. Restaurants came in second only to the computer industry, with retail ranking third.

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Lakewood-area restaurants serve up Healthy Meals Happy Kids menu to encourage childhood nutrition

The Washington Restaurant Association Education Foundation (WRAEF) is pleased to announce the launch of the Healthy Meals Happy Kids program in four Pierce County restaurants.

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Washington Restaurant Weekly: Time almost up to prepare for Seattle’s paid sick leave law

Only eight days remain until Seattle’s paid sick leave ordinance takes effect, requiring all businesses that operate in the city to comply. If you don’t already have a plan in place, time is running low. This handy list shows you how to get started on a plan and be prepared for the September 1 deadline. Please read on below for more useful information on getting your business ready.

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Restaurant industry to raise profile at both GOP and Democratic national conventions

As chair of the National Restaurant Association Board of Directors, Rosalyn “Roz” Mallet will represent the restaurant industry at the Democratic and Republican national conventions.

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ProStart cultivates top-notch restaurant talent for Washington state

As customers file into their favorite local restaurants and enjoy their favorite dishes, they don’t notice the absence of an iconic part of American culture. An experience often shared around the country is no longer readily available, mostly due to the added expense, new regulations and training time.

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State action slows on immigration reform

State action on immigration dropped significantly in 2012, according to a new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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WRITS: June 2012

Washington restaurant operators reported stronger same-store sales and traffic results in June, as compared to the national average. Sixty-nine percent of Washington respondents reported higher same-store sales in June, while

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WRITS: May 2012

Washington restaurant operators reported softer same-store sales results in May, as compared to the national average. Fifty-one percent of Washington respondents reported higher same-store sales in May, while 31 percent

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WRITS: April 2012

Washington restaurant operators reported same-store sales results similar to the national average in April. Fifty-three percent of Washington respondents reported higher same-store sales in April, while 28 percent reported a

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WRITS: March

Washington restaurant operators reported same-store sales and traffic results similar to the national average in March. Fifty-eight percent of Washington respondents reported higher same-store sales in March, while 20 percent

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WRITS: February

Washington restaurant operators reported same-store sales and traffic results similar to the national average in February. Sixty-two percent of Washington respondents reported higher same-store sales in February, while 24 percent