On May 29, the Illinois Senate passed the “Sip and Spit” bill, which will allow hospitality and culinary students over the age of 18 to legally taste alcoholic beverages in the classroom, as long as they spit the drink out after tasting.
New research found that meals at the vast majority of major U.S. chain restaurants do not meet the recommended daily limits put forth by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).The “What’s on the Menu?” report conducted by Rand Corporation found that 96 percent of main entrées on adult meals overshot the USDA recommended daily limit in terms of calories, fat, and sodium.
As Roz Mallet treads the halls of Congress before meeting with legislators about important restaurant-industry issues, she’s on the phone, discussing a separate, vital matter with her business partner at their fledgling company back home in Dallas.
The National Restaurant Association’s 26th annual Public Affairs Conference had all the elements of an award-winning movie: drama, tears, and large doses of inspiration.The main event featured more than 500 restaurateurs from 45 states descending on Capitol Hill in a full-throttle effort to bring the industry’s message to our nation’s legislators.
The National Council of Chain Restaurants today issued the following statement from Executive Director Rob Green in support of H.R. 9, the Small Business Tax Cut Act of 2012, sponsored by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.
America’s restaurant operators are taking their record as leading job creators to Capitol Hill to highlight the integral role the restaurant industry plays in our nation’s economy and to advocate for pro-growth policies and legislation that would allow them to create even more jobs.
Working in a restaurant is often seen as a happy-go-lucky job but as anyone in the industry knows, that’s not exactly true.Every restaurant operator needs to have rules and regulations in place, and a firm grasp on what he or she expects of staff members.
Brinker International announced April 12 that the California Supreme Court has issued an opinion in Brinker Restaurant Corp. et al v. The Superior Court for the State of California for the County of San Diego.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it is taking three steps to protect public health and promote the judicious use of medically important antibiotics in food-producing animals.Antimicrobial resistance occurs when bacteria or other microbes develop the ability to resist the effects of a drug.
An independent panel of judges has selected the finalists for the National Restaurant Association’s inaugural Operator Innovations Awards. Three finalists in each of five categories–Sustainability, Technology, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, and Menu Development–will be brought to Chicago for the Association’s 2012 Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show this May.
As part of its broad commitment to sustainability, Georgia-Pacific Professional announced today it meets Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)-certified sourcing requirements at manufacturing sites that make the company’s broad range of washroom, wiper, and foodservice products.
Restaurants are not leveraging customer loyalty, which can be their single biggest asset in growing their sales.And it’s easy to find out which are your most loyal customers these days. There’s a plethora of technology designed for just this purpose.
The Beer Institute announced the hiring of Chris Thorne as vice president of communications for the trade association, whose members produce more than 90 percent of beer consumed in the U.S.Thorne, a Capitol Hill veteran and a former reporter, will lead the Beer Institute’s communications strategy directed at policymakers, the alcohol beverage industry, the media, and other stakeholders.
In recognition of National Public Health Week (April 2-8, 2012), Cintas Corporation, the leader in first aid and safety products and services, today announced top tips for maintaining a safe work environment.
The National Restaurant Association today commended the United States Senate for its bipartisan support of the RESTORE Act, which would direct fines paid by BP for tourism promotion and economic improvements around the Gulf of Mexico.