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A booming business: Baby boomers can boost your bottom line

In today’s tight economy, baby boomers are providing a boost to U.S. restaurants.

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WRA launches local government program

Beginning this month, the Washington Restaurant Association is significantly changing the way it represents restaurants at the local level—specifically in King County.

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Call for advocacy as immigration vote nears

The restaurant industry asks owners, operators and anyone in the industry who is impacted by immigration policy to contact their members of the U.S. Senate, who are expected to vote on comprehensive immigration reform this week.

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WRA restarts weekly health care webinars, scheduled for remainder of year

The Washington Restaurant Association has retained the services of health care expert Donna Steward to help educate the restaurant industry and individually answer member questions. Every week, starting again next

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900,000 voices. Will they make you or break you?

Our industry today is faced with many challenges. How do we deal with public concerns around childhood obesity, or food allergies, or using local products, or learning how to make our operations more “green” and sustainable?

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How do I sell my services to restaurants?

For an WRA Allied Member vendor, there is nothing as exciting as an under tapped market.  The question for many revolves around how to create brand exposure within the target

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Generation Now: Marketing to your Millennial audience

Sustaining and growing a profitable restaurant requires a loyal and expanding customer base. Millennials – also known as Generation Y and Generation Now – are a large and diverse market with significant spending power.

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How healthy is your draught system? – The proof is in the flavor

Have you ever wondered why your favorite beer tastes so deliciously good at your favorite watering hole, and yet the same brew just doesn’t quite cut it at another? At one place, the beer is perfect; it possesses the flavor you expect, and you’re happy.

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New annual health plan fee begins next month

Employers who offer health plans could feel the impact of a new annual fee as soon as next month. Depending on when an employer’s health plan ends, the first annual fee to support the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is due July 31.

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Seattle City Council passes Councilman Harrell’s Criminal Background Check Ordinance; includes most of the amendments requested by the business community

  The Seattle City Council has been debating various versions of an ordinance that would change how employers use background checks in the hiring process. The discussion has evolved over

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Legislature heads into third round

Lawmakers on Tuesday adjourned the second session of the year without a budget deal, and will return again for another 30 days or until a deal is reached. The Democrat-run

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Refresh your business to stay on trend

My concept seems to be getting a little stale and sales are stagnant. It’s time to reinvigorate and reinvest in our restaurant. Where do I start?

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It’s time to contact Congress on immigration reform

The immigration debate has hit a critical phase — and restaurateurs are gearing up to make a difference as a bipartisan reform bill moves to the Senate floor for debate.

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50 million Americans will dine at a restaurant this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is the third most popular holiday on which to dine out (after Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day), and the National Restaurant Association projects that more than 50 million Americans will dine at a restaurant on June 16.

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Final rule on small business health exchanges released

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week released a final rule explaining the operation of Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) exchanges, the online health insurance marketplaces established by the 2010 health care law as a new option for small businesses to compare and purchase health plans for their employees.