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Weekly Update: Inflation and Congress, date marking rules and alcohol to-go

Making sense of new date marking requirements Are you confused about new date marking requirements in the state food code? Be sure to check out the Date Marking section of

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Weekly Update: New alcohol to-go FAQs

New! Alcohol to-go FAQs Washington state expanded alcohol rules to allow to-go service until July 1, 2023. There are several public safety laws and rules regulating alcohol to-go service. Learn

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⚽ Seattle selected as a men’s 2026 FIFA World Cup host city

Seattle selected as a men’s 2026 FIFA World Cup host city Seattle will be one of 16 North American host cities for the men’s 2026 FIFA World Cup as announced

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Weekly Update: New wildfire and excessive heat rules

New wildfire and excessive heat rules from L&I Despite this year’s unusually cool and wet spring, our summers are getting hotter and drier, which means outdoor workers can be at

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Weekly Update: Tourism returns, offices stay empty

Tourism returns, offices stay empty Americans are traveling more in 2022, but they might be visiting your business during their vacation instead of their lunch. Learn how to optimize your

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Weekly Update: LCB extends temporary allowances | NEW Northwest Hospitality Leadership Podcast

LCB extends expiration dates for temporary allowances During the pandemic, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) enacted temporary allowances that allow liquor license holders to rent their kitchens

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Weekly Update: RRF bill fails in US Senate

$40 billion RRF bill fails in US Senate “I’m devastated at today’s news that almost 4,000 restaurants in Washington state, which desperately need help through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund will

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Weekly Update: Document 10-minute breaks | EIDL update | SBA honors two members

Take a 10 and read this Documenting your employees’ 10-minute break is a good business practice, but many businesses don’t keep any form of written record for paid breaks. Employers

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Weekly Update: Alcohol to-go compliance webinar and Q&A

Alcohol to-go compliance webinar and Q&A Are you working with a third-party company to deliver alcohol to your customers? Are you thinking about offering alcohol to-go sales? If so, you

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Weekly Update: Third-party alcohol delivery rules; Bare hand contact applications

Quick Bites: NEW! Bare hand contact applications are here NEW! Recent updates to the state food code allow food establishment operators to get approval for bare hand contact with ready-to-eat

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Weekly Update: Wage transparency coming to Washington

Wage transparency coming to Washington Starting Jan. 1, 2023, employers with 15 or more employees will be required to include salary and benefits information in job postings. While that’s more

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Weekly Update: Pooches allowed on the patio for the dog days of summer

Quick Bites: Pet dogs Do you want to allow pet dogs in your outdoor serving area? Find out what’s required and learn other helpful tips with our Quick Bites toolkit

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Weekly Update: Quarterly deadlines coming up; more Quick Bites

Quarterly reports due May 2 Spring has sprung, taxes are due, and L&I premiums and quarterly reports are due May 2. These aren’t the only reporting deadlines hospitality operators need

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Weekly Update: Alcohol to-go applications and more Quick Bites

ProStart is back! The competition was hot at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane last weekend, as the hotel welcomed the 2022 ProStart Invitational. Six teams battled for culinary dominance

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Weekly Update: Anton a Hall of Famer, food sustainability and a new Quick Bites video

Anton in the Hall of Fame Since 2017, the WSU School of Hospitality Business Management has been honoring people in the Northwest who have had an impact on the industry.