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2015 Legislative Session Week Seven

Today is the 47th day of a 105 day legislative session. Today is the second cut-off. Bills that weren’t culled from the list last Friday must have had a hearing

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Washington Restaurant Weekly: Boyd’s Coffee® ProStart Invitational on Saturday – Don’t miss it!

When Saturday, February 28, dawns, it’s likely 106 young students will be awake to see it; filled with excitement over the arrival of their big day.



Of the many great benefits that membership in the WRA offers, RETRO refunds are a big one. Simply put, participants in the program save money on workers comp premiums –


Restaurants – 10 Ways to stay safe

Employers have a legal and moral duty to maintain a safe and healthy workplace. There are also financial incentives: losing a valued worker to injury can be bad for business,

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Alcoholic root beer – the next big thing?

Could root beer, that fondly-remembered non-alcoholic drink from our childhoods, find new life as a real beer with alcohol content?

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More diners seek nutrition on menus

More Americans are committed to making healthful choices when dining out and restaurants are giving them what they want, new research from National Restaurant Association finds.

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AVA Digital Awards: WRA website wins Gold!

The Washington Restaurant Association is pleased to be receive Gold recognition – the highest honor – from the AVA Digital Awards for its website. The award is based on evaluation by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). There were approximately 2,500 entries throughout the United States.

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Hot Off the Grill: 2015 Legislative Session Week Six

Dear WRA members, Today is day 40 of a 105 day legislative session. As the first cut-off, it marks an important milestone. Any bills that did not make it out

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Washington Restaurant Weekly: WRA releases 2015 edition of HERO Manual

The new 2015 edition of the WRA’s HERO Manual is now available. The HERO Manual contains information, supplies and opportunities to promote, protect and improve your business. And as your

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Quick service chains embrace specialty coffee

Not so long ago, you wouldn’t expect to find gourmet coffee products at quick service chains that specialize in fare like burgers, chicken, donuts or tacos. This, however, is no longer the case.

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Kitchen Display System vs. Kitchen Printer?

Originally designed to handle QSR businesses, kitchen video display systems have become increasingly common fixtures in quick, casual and fine dining kitchens alike. Kitchen Display Systems eliminate steps, cut down

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Washington Restaurant Association announces Restaurant Neighbor Award winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 17, 2015 Contact: Stephanie Davenport OLYMPIA, WASH. – Restaurants serve. People. Careers. Communities. That’s why the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) is proud to announce its state

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7 factors consumers consider when choosing a restaurant

For consumers, choosing where to eat is a complex decision. Today’s diners are concerned about the quality of the food they’re eating, but they’re also looking at factors beyond food, like technology and a restaurant’s environmental impact.

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Video’s role in the restaurant business

Being in hospitality, it is easy to overlook various mediums in communicating to our customers or staff. One of the fundamentals of our industry is dealing directly with consumers, potential customers and new employees.

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2015 Legislative Session Week Five

Dear WRA members, Today is the 33rd day of the legislative session. Currently, the WRA GA team is monitoring 205 bills. Next week, we will be participating in 41 hearings on