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Washington Restaurant Weekly: General election is on November 3 – remember to vote!

Make sure your ballots are in the mail before next Tuesday, the deadline for when your ballot must be postmarked in order to be counted. There are major stakes in this election for the hospitality industry.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: U.N. agency sees possible red meat-cancer link

According to the IARC, consumption of red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans while processed was classified as carcinogenic to humans.

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Baskins-Robbins: Exclusive Scoop

Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, today announced that it is seeking entrepreneurs in the state of Washington who would like the exclusive scoop on how

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Man reunited with restaurant workers who saved his life

When a customer collapsed at a Waterville, Maine restaurant at the beginning of 2015, a waitress and security guard rushed to his side and performed CPR. Later, that man had

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Best Practices – Voluntary Quits

There are generally three types of separations: voluntary quit, discharge, and lack of work. How state agencies view the separation is determined by the facts and circumstances surrounding the separation

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Q&A on the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s Monograph on Red Meat and Processed Meat

Updated Oct. 26, 2015 What is the IARC? The International Agency for Research on Cancer, based in Lyon, France, is part of the World Health Organization. Its major role is

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Health Care Solutions from the WRA

It’s open enrollment season, and while some people have it all figured out, others are scrambling to find the solution that is best for their business. Even those who already

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Riding the churn

The lure of greener pastures is simply a fact of life for hiring managers in the hospitality industry.

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12 fish species to add to your menus

The National Restaurant Association’s Conserve sustainability program is working with the Environmental Defense Fund to spread the word about seafood sustainability.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: What you need to know about federal menu labeling rules

In December 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its menu-labeling regulations. While these rules were initially set to go into effect on Dec. 1, 2015, the FDA delayed implementation by one year to Dec. 1, 2016, due to a great deal of bipartisan pressure from Congress.

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Food trucks: More than just a trend

Have you heard about food trucks as the latest trend in food service? Is it a trend? Is it really new? What about urban street vendors that sell hot dogs, pretzels, kabobs and countless other foods?

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Tax Provisions for Restaurants & Small Businesses

Two of the Biggest Tax Breaks for the Restaurant Industry Two of the biggest tax provisions that affect the restaurant industry are the 15-Year Restaurant Depreciation and the Worker Opportunity Tax

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Mobile apps simplifying restaurant and bar staff duties

Placing food and bar orders though suppliers has traditionally been a manual process that involved going though old paperwork and placing orders over the phone or through a sales representative.

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The big three: What keeps Washington state’s HR managers up at night.

In hospitality, the quality of your staff—and how they welcome and serve your guests—can make or break your business.