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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Restaurants See Lower Commodity Costs

The current environment is a tough one for restaurants. With rising labor costs and lower sales, restaurants struggled during the first half of 2016. The industry, however, has found relief in lower commodity costs.

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Weekly Update: Restaurants Granted Stay in Tip Pooling Case

Restaurants Granted Stay in Tip Pooling Case Following last week’s denial by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals of WRA’s petition to reconsider its Feb. 23 ruling in our ongoing

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Restaurants and Hotels Stronger Together

Today, in 2016, the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) and Washington Lodging Association (WLA) have realized they, too, as a united hospitality association, will be much stronger together than apart.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: America Loves its Restaurants

According to the annual Gallup Work and Education Poll, restaurants are among the nation’s most highly regarded industries. And this is no fluke.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Restaurants Make College Affordable for Their Employees

Increasingly, the restaurant industry is stepping to the plate and financially assisting its employees who wish to pursue higher education.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Quick-Service Restaurants Embrace Self-Service Kiosks

Self-service kiosks are appearing in quick-service restaurants throughout the world. With rising labor costs, this trend is sure to expand.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Hospitality Industry Embraces Pokémon GO

Unless you’ve been stranded on a desert island, it’s nearly impossible not to know that the Pokémon GO craze has taken the world by storm like no other smartphone game. And smart restaurants and hotels are finding ways to attract the game’s devotees to their premises as paying customers.

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Weekly Update: WRA and WLA Win Victory in Tacoma Bag Ban Ordinance

After a three hour deliberation on Monday, the Tacoma City Council passed an ordinance entitled “Bring Your Own Bag.”

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Finding Employees in a Tight Labor Market

That’s great news if you’re one of the many college students entering the workforce after graduation. It’s also glad tidings if you’re among the unemployed, but if you’re an employer, it’s a challenge.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Co-Working Gains Momentum

Co-working spaces are a hot new trend. But what are co-working spaces and what is their connection to restaurants?

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: What to do when customers claim your food made them sick

Restaurants strive to provide wholesome food that meets the highest standards of safety, but despite their best efforts, every now and then, customers will get sick and claim your food was the culprit.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Restaurants work to end food waste

The chefs want to develop incentives to rescue excess food from garbage piles, divert it from the waste stream, where it would be lost, into low-income communities where it’s badly needed.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Breakfast wars

The global quick service chain, which had been struggling, has made a stunning comeback since it instituted all day breakfast last year.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Hospitality industry embraces virtual reality

At this year’s Boyd’s Coffee® ProStart Invitational in February, the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) brought along a 360-degree camera to capture the action.