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Washington Restaurant Association hires Lex Nepomuceno to spearhead magazine, online and other member information efforts

OLYMPIA, Wash.—The Washington Restaurant Association has hired Lex Nepomuceno to lead its member information and resource activities. In his new position, Nepomuceno will oversee the creation, messaging and distribution of media assets pertaining to the WRA’s legislative goals, business resources and industry news.

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Restaurant Industry Applauds Senate Passage of FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

“The restaurant industry understands the critical importance of a first class food safety system. Restaurants have high expectations and stringent controls to ensure the products they purchase are safe.”

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Restaurant Industry Applauds Senate Passage of FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

The important enhancements to the food safety system (hazard analysis, food safety plans, and increased inspections) are all measures that ensure food entering the supply chain is safe.

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4 key factors that may contribute to higher food prices

Maybe you’ve heard recently about projections of alarming increases in food costs. Just this morning, the “Today Show” did a feature story on this trend, which got me thinking about what factors might be driving it.

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BMI strikes again, brings music licensing lawsuit against Kirkland restaurant

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) filed suit against the Lake Street Bar & Grill in Kirkland and its individual owners on October 20, 2010, alleging four counts of willful copyright infringement

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Restaurants predicted to have strong quarter

Although the last quarter of the year is usually good for restaurant sales, the dark cloud of a fragile economy has many restaurateurs cautiously optimistic. Fortunately, industry analysts project the historical trend of strong 4th quarter to continue in 2010.

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Restaurants predicted to have strong quarter

Although the last quarter of the year is usually good for restaurant sales, the dark cloud of a fragile economy has many restaurateurs cautiously optimistic. Fortunately, industry analysts project the historical trend of strong 4th quarter to continue in 2010.

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Center Plate: Economic recovery slower than expected for Washington

“Economy is off life-support, but still in intensive care,” says Economic and Revenue Forecast Council

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Menu prices up 1.4% nationally

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its latest figures revealing an average menu price increase of 1.4% nationally for the 12 months ending October 2010.

WA Hospitality Blog WRA Blog - Research & Data

Menu prices up 1.4% nationally

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its latest figures revealing an average menu price increase of 1.4% nationally for the 12 months ending October 2010.

Membership

Doing great work in your community? You could win $5,000 for your good work.

Several WRA members have won the national award for their charitable work in their communities and received $5,000 for their charity of choice. Is your restaurant one of the 90%

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Power restored at WRA offices

The Monday night windstorm that blew out power lines across Western Washington left thousands of homes and businesses without power for most of  Tuesday. The Washington Restaurant Association main offices

Training & Education

Looking for ProStart success stories

Are you or someone you know a former ProStart student that has a great story to tell? We are currently looking for stories about ProStart students who have gone on

Marketing & Sales Resources

How to handle a bad review

And Other Burning PR Questions By Lori Randall WRA Consulting Network public relations consultant Lori Randall shares the answers to five common asked questions among her restaurant clients. 1. How