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Business is open during “Seattle Squeeze”

The Washington State Department of Transportation is permanently closing the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle on Jan. 11, 2019. For the next three years, the city expects heavy congestion throughout

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Planning for Paid Family Medical Leave

By Rick Braa   Q: It’s been some time since the “exciting” announcement was made about Paid Family Medical Leave coming to the workforce. Recently, we’ve been discussing it and

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From The CEO: Do What You Love And Can Be The Best At

By Anthony Anton, president and CEO of the Washington Hospitality Association  A few years ago at an industry social gathering, a local operator told me a customer had trashed his

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Spokane restaurants, restaurateurs win awards at Night in the Spotlight

Thank you all for coming out to Night in the Spotlight, our annual event to raise funds for ProStart.  

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Seattle Restaurants, Businesses Praise City Council For Action Opposing Pebble Mine

MEDIA ADVISORY: Oct. 29, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Please contact Lisa Leinberger of the Seattle Restaurant Alliance at 509-475-2162, lisal@wahospitality.org Resolution Passed Today Highlights Economic Significance of Bristol Bay for Seattle’s

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From the CEO: A Lesson to Remember

By Anthony Anton, president and CEO of the Washington Hospitality Association My father, Basil Anton, wasn’t the only one in my family who owned restaurants. In fact, many of my

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Ask the Expert: Strategic Planning to Win

By Rick Braa, CHAE   Q: The business landscape is changing rapidly and I’m struggling to keep up. I have a little time to figure out how to move forward

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You Can Automate That: Using HR technology to work smarter, not harder

By Morgan Huether, Andy Cook and Alina Day   Scheduling — HotSchedules A technology solution can streamline scheduling, shift swapping and help you stay in compliance with secure scheduling if

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Third Party Delivery: What You Need to Know

By Andy Cook & Paul Schlienz   If you’re in the hospitality business, chances are that third-party delivery services are very much on your mind. And they should be. You’ve

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Ask the Expert: Freshen Your Technology to Gain Competitive Advantage

By Rick Braa, CHAE   Q: The technology world is moving quickly. I’m fearful we will be irrelevant in the future. What are some of the pieces of tech I

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Technology Forward: McDonald’s embrace of new tech keeps up with the changing times

By Lisa Leinberger   McDonald’s has been changing the very nature of quick-service since it got its start in 1948. In its earliest days, the company streamlined and revolutionized cooking

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Tech-savvy guests seek online information, ordering options

Smart operators can leverage technology to attract guests About six in 10 consumers say they’re likely to choose one restaurant over another based on whether they can look at menus

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Tech Watch: Far-reaching Trends You Should Know About

Digital Waitlists Thanks to a variety of apps and services, your waitlist no longer has to be managed with pencil and eraser, and your guests no longer need to cram

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Eye on Hospitality: Resources to Help Remain Compliant with Current Immigration Laws

By Paul Schlienz   As the hospitality industry faces a labor shortage, and the U.S. is embattled in fierce debates over immigration, the Washington Hospitality Association spoke with Davis Bae,

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Menu Labeling Deadline (May 7)

By Paul Schlienz Menu labeling is here, and the FDA is firm that there will be no more delays. In general, the rule covers restaurants and similar retail food establishments