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Levy Earns Top Spot on Best Employers List

Levy, the industry-leading company known for its restaurants and hospitality experiences at sports and entertainment venues, was selected by Forbes as one of the nation’s best workplaces on its 2018 America’s Best Employers list.

Upward Projects Names Former P.F. Chang's to Same Role

Upward Projects, the locally grown Phoenix-based hospitality group with a cult-like following announced the hiring of Kristina Cashman as its new Chief Financial Officer. Founded in 2009, Upward Projects' portfolio features eight unique Postino WineCafé locations in communities throughout Arizona, Colorado and Texas (and coming soon to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport); plus Windsor & Churn, a pub-style neighborhood hangout with an adjoining nostalgic ice cream parlor; Federal Pizza, a wood-fired pizzeria and craft beer spot; and two Joyride Taco House locations, a kicked-back hangout with a well-worn, mid-century beach vibe.

Cooper’s Hawk Awards BMW to Top Performers

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, a lifestyle brand centered around food and wine, announced results of its successful people development program, “Driving Development.” Presented annually to restaurant General Managers and Executive Kitchen Managers, the program, now in its second year, recognizes current and future leaders who have successfully fostered employee growth, advancement or promotion.

Why Twin Peaks is Soaring to New Heights

You could label Twin Peaks “old school” and it would fit. What are the 83-unit chain’s DNA points, as chief executive officer Joe Hummel puts it?Hospitality.Ambiance.Employees and training.“I think hospitality is a big part of our business,” says Hummel, who joined the brand in 2011 and became an executive member in July 2017.

HotSchedules Brings Restaurant Employee Training to Clarifi Platform

HotSchedules, the leading provider of workforce and back office solutions for the restaurant and hospitality industries, announced Wednesday that DiscoverLink, the leading provider of restaurant-specific online training content, has joined the company’s Global Partner Network.

Brinker Commits to 250 Apprentices for Restaurant Apprenticeship Program

Brinker International, Inc., one of the world's leading casual dining restaurant companies and owner of Chili's Grill & Bar and Maggiano's Little Italy, has announced its commitment to enroll 250 apprentices into the Hospitality Sector Registered Apprenticeship (HSRA) program developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).

National Restaurant Association Launches Restaurant & Hospitality Association Benefit Trust

On Tuesday, the National Restaurant Association announced the launch of the Restaurant & Hospitality Association Benefit Trust Health Plan, insured and serviced by UnitedHealthcare. The National Restaurant Association and UnitedHealthcare formed a strategic alliance that offers exclusive health care solutions and pricing to member businesses, including small, midsize and large employers.

Signed Bill Ensures That Tips Belong to Workers

Restaurant workers and their allies scored a historic victory winning bipartisan support from members of Congress and the administration to include a provision in the omnibus budget bill—just signed into law March 26—that codifies protections for tipped restaurant workers against employers, supervisors, and managers taking any portion of their tips.