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Supply chain integral to brands’ success

Now more than ever before, restaurant companies are recognizing that their supply chains are integral to their businesses’ success, a panel of celebrated CEOs told the National Restaurant Association’s attendees at its recent Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group meeting in Chicago.

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Special session gets started with… a rolling recess

  The Legislature convened this week for the 30-day special session called by Gov. Inslee, to complete work on the two-year spending plan and policy issues connected with the budget. 

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Washington Restaurant Weekly: Your input means better advocacy–give it to us

Your feedback is essential for one of the most in-depth surveys the in the restaurant industry. The National Restaurant Association has launched its Restaurant Industry Operations Survey, polling operators for

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Study not accurate portrayal of sodium reduction efforts

A study on sodium intake published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine does not indicate recent progress made by the foodservice industry in developing lower-sodium items for consumers, the National Restaurant Association’s director of nutrition said.

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Pest Prevention for Restaurants

It is that time of year when the weather gets warmer and the critters come out.  It’s also the time of year when restaurants should review their pest control measures

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Tainted Food Does Not Have to be Eaten to Cause Emotional Distress

By  Jed Powell Just because a customer notices food is tainted before taking a bite does not mean a lawsuit has been averted. According to a recent ruling from the

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Building your dream team: Staffing is key

Late last year, the Washington Restaurant Association’s Consulting Network conducted a “boot camp” for Azteca Family Mexican Restaurants. The event was designed to provide operators with an all encompassing toolkit for success that focused on staffing, up-selling, branding, social media and menu design.

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WRA posthumously honors Michael Carr with Devere Jerry Burtenshaw Award

The Washington Restaurant Association has recognized the 40-plus-year restaurant industry career of Michael Carr, who passed away last fall. Michael’s wife, Lisa, and daughters Lauren and Shannon were on hand to accept the The Devere Jerry Burtenshaw Lifetime Achievement Award on his behalf.

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More than a Mustang

On August 6 2013, at the WRA Education Foundation’s Golf FORE! Education Tournament, all eyes will be on a ProStart student drawing a slip of paper from a drum filled with 3,000 raffle tickets.

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Seattle ProStart teens get visit Wednesday from national celebrity chef

The ProStart students at West Seattle High School enjoyed a spirited visit Wednesday from TV celebrity chef Maneet Shauhan of the Food Network’s Chopped. Shauhan was visiting as part of

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Health-care notice language released

The Department of Labor May 8 released model language and a template for the written notice that almost all employers will be required to provide to their employees about how to access health care coverage through new “exchanges” created by the 2010 health care law.


A Call for Content!

Allied WRA Members! Every second Wednesday of the month, the WRA sends a Tools for the Trade that is geared just for you!

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Federal energy policies increase food costs

Federal energy policies are contributing to rising food costs, the National Restaurant Association told key lawmakers this week.

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Economic sentiment remains bleak despite job growth

In his latest commentary, the National Restaurant Association’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy overlays new consumer research with the latest jobs report. Although the employment situation showed renewed signs of life in recent months, consumers’ assessment of the economy remains bleak.

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Mother’s Day restaurant meals on the menu for 80 million Americans

New research from the National Restaurant Association (NRA) shows that more than one-quarter of American adults will celebrate Mother’s Day by dining out, and nearly one in 10 will rely on restaurant takeout or delivery for their special Mother’s Day meal. Overall, the NRA projects that 80 million American adults will enjoy restaurant meals on May 12, 2013.