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New Year’s Resolutions for Restaurateurs!

January 14, 2020

Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association

Check out these resolutions designed to boost your restaurants’ business in 2020!

What better time than the first month of the new year to refresh yourself on all the great resources, educational training, services and products the National Restaurant Association and the Educational Foundation offer. Bookmark this site; most of these "resolutions" link you directly to many of the myriad resources we offer to help your business succeed.

New Year 2020

  1. Develop an apprentice.
    Help your star employees advance with professional training.
  2. Get certified in food safety.
    Don’t tempt fate; make sure everyone on your staff knows how to prepare and serve food safely.
  3. Follow us on LinkedInTwitterInstagram and Facebook.
    Connect to your restaurant world online. Always be in the know.
  4. Offer health care benefits.
    Your good employees might become long-term employees when health care coverage is on the table.

    Diversity workforce
  5. Celebrate your diversity.
    There is a business case behind your inclusive culture. Find out how you can benefit operationally, financially and socially as you embrace diversity.
  6. Connect with your state restaurant association.
    Your state restaurant associations are the epitome of keepin’ it local when it comes to running your restaurants.
  7. Go shopping.
    Did you know the National Restaurant Association has a Marketplace that offers members goods and services at a discount?

    Network with Peers

  8. Network with your peers.
    Join your fellow finance officers, nutritionists, human resource pros, supply chain directors, marketing execs, food safety and QA folks, sustainability specialists and IT gurus — the Association has an event and information exchange for each restaurant profession.
  9. Listen to a webinar.
    Whether you’re accommodating service animals or trying to figure out the new overtime rule, we’ve likely got a webinar on the topic. Bookmark this site.

    Listen to Padcast

  10. Pop in a podcast.
    Get the inside scoop from leaders at 10 of the country’s top fast-casual industry restaurants. Their expertise is yours for the listening; just hit play.


  11. See a Show.
    May 16-19, 2020, McCormick Place, Chicago. Consider this your friendly reminder to register, book your hotel, make dinner reservations and get set to see what’s new in restaurants.
  12. Be heard on the Hill.
    The Association is your voice on Capitol Hill, ensuring your businesses can operate freely and fairly under reasonable laws. You can be a part of the process.

    Restaurant 2030 Research Report

  13. Tap into the latest trends.
    The industry’s most authoritative research keeps you up to date on the latest trends in food, beverage, labor, consumers, sales, number of restaurants, business, and more.  
  14. Find your next hires.
    In nearly 1,900 high schools across the country, 150,000 students are signed up to learn culinary skills and restaurant management basics through ProStart.
  15. Volunteer to be a ProStart coach.
    Get courtside-seat access to the up-and-coming culinary and restaurant management students.
  16. Hire a vet.
    Returning servicemen and women are ready to put their service to work in the restaurant industry.
  17. Advance your employees’ skills.
    ServSuccess is restaurant education that energizes your team. It’s a first — formal certification to attract, upskill and retain talent.
  18. Join us!
    If you’re not a member, sign up today and stay connected to the association that supports everything you do.