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Pared to Expand Across Major Cities Nationwide WASHINGTON, DC – September 24, 2019 – Today, Pared, the leading app matching restaurants with skilled workers on demand, announced that it is now live in the Washington D.C. market. Pared services restaurant and hospitality operators in the country’s biggest metropolitan areas - New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area and now, Washington D.C. Later this year, Pared will establish itself in additional major cities nationwide, including Philadelphia and Boston, with plans to continue expansion to other regions...
Original content c/o: James Beard Foundation Written by Stacy Carroll James Beard Foundation director of Impact programs Stacy Carroll explains why prioritizing self-care is an important part of building a strong business, and how we're integrating that philosophy into our Owning It program to help support hundreds of women entrepreneurs across the country. Photo: Clay Williams   Over the last year, we’ve traveled to Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Phoenix with our Owning It program in support of emerging entrepreneurs, and we...
MICHELIN Guide  //  Washington, DC  //  September 23, 2019 Ten restaurants have joined the ranks in this year’s selection. The selection for the MICHELIN Guide Washington, DC 2020 Bib Gourmands has been announced, featuring a grand total of 44 restaurants. Up from 39 in 2019, this year’s addition features 10 new restaurants. Bib Gourmand restaurants are selected by MICHELIN’s inspectors because they serve high-quality food available at a reasonable price. “Chef Tim Ma’s love letter to his parents is honest, heartfelt and posted on...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association One-half of baby boomers want to use takeout and delivery more often. Consumer spending in restaurants has trended generally higher in 2019, despite a downtick in August. Based on new National Restaurant Association research, the positive industry sales trajectory has more room to run. Forty-two percent of adults say they are not eating on premises at restaurants as often as they would like, according to a telephone survey conducted September 12-16 by Engine for the National Restaurant Association. In addition, 49 percent of...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Six in 10 millennials give the economy negative marks. The national job growth streak is now at 107 consecutive months, and household spending remains solid. Yet many consumers still have a negative assessment of the economy, according to new National Restaurant Association research. Only 43 percent of adults describe the national economy as ‘excellent’ or ‘good,’ according to a telephone survey conducted September 12-16 by Engine for the National Restaurant Association. Fifty-three percent of adults gave...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association The latest industry trends — customers, industry segments, workforce, and more. What's the outlook for restaurants in 2019? The National Restaurant Association's 2019 State of the Restaurant Industry report provides the details. From sales forecasts to projections for food costs, workforce opportunities, food trends, and technology advances, you'll get the overview here. Their State of the Industry report is available for purchase or as a complimentary download for members of the Association. Download the...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Cities and states are imposing new restrictions or bans on certain types of packaging used in restaurants. Plastic straws may be the poster child for efforts to reduce plastics use, but legislation is unfolding across the nation to restrict or ban many types of restaurant packaging and single-use cutlery, packaging and other food ware. State restaurant associations, restaurateurs and suppliers are working with city councils and state legislatures to make sure new restrictions are workable for restaurants and that lawmakers understand...
The Washington Nationals and hospitality partner Levy are proud to announce a new partnership with Nourish Now, a Maryland-based food recovery non-profit. Nourish Now will receive and distribute appropriate excess food items from Nationals Park’s concession stands, clubs, and suites. The comprehensive food recovery program will also include food from special events held at the ballpark throughout the year. The majority of the collected items will provide vital support to children, families, and veterans in Montgomery County. A portion of the donated food will be delivered to the...
/EIN News/ -- Washington, DC -- September 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) has awarded over $850,000 in scholarships and individual grants to students and educators pursuing post-secondary education and teacher training. This year, half of NRAEF scholarship recipients pursuing undergraduate degrees are first-generation college students, half identify as minority students and two-thirds are women. Ninety-five percent of scholarship recipients have already begun working in the restaurant industry. “I never thought that...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association For week 3 of National Food Safety Month, we're offering free tools on how to improve your restaurant’s Food Safety Management System. As week three of National Food Safety Month begins, the National Restaurant Association continues to offer free, downloadable tools and information to restaurateurs on the importance of improving your restaurant’s Food Safety Management System (FSMS). Every September, the Association takes advantage of National Food Safety Month to help operators reinforce the importance of...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association For Hispanic Heritage Month, National Restaurant Association is profiling several Hispanic industry standouts who have enriched the way food is prepared and restaurants are run. The richness of our industry comes from the richness of the cultures that make it up. As National Hispanic Heritage Month begins, the Association connected with several of our industry professionals — board members, celebrities and entrepreneurs — who were raised in Hispanic cultures and who have enriched the way food is prepared and how...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association The number of households with income above $100,000 jumped 29 percent during the last seven years. Higher-income households are critical drivers of growth in the restaurant industry. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, households with annual income of at least $70,000 were responsible for 63 percent of total restaurant spending in 2018. This despite representing only 40 percent of all households in the United States. The good news for restaurants is that the number of higher-income households rose steadily in...
$375,000 IN “PROSTART GROW GRANTS” WILL HELP DESERVING HIGH SCHOOLS ADD PROSTART TO THEIR CURRICULUM OR IMPROVE THEIR EXISTING PROSTART PROGRAMS - APPLY NOW HERE WASHINGTON, DC – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 – ProStart high schools across the country will have the chance to win up to $375,000 in funding to build or grow classrooms to educate the next generation of restaurant leaders with help from The Rachael Ray Foundation (RRF). Through The Rachael Ray Foundation Grow Grant, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) will provide funding for...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association More sustainable packaging and less food waste headline DC discussion Top sustainability professionals from major restaurant companies came to DC, looking for answers to sustainability challenges. Attendees listen intently at this year's Sustainability Executive Study Group Conference Convening at the National Restaurant Association’s Sustainability Executive Study Group Conference on Sept. 11, their sessions focused on reducing back-of-the-house food waste, the latest packaging regulations, and making the...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Great hospitality, good food and good times are just some of the reasons why consumers love our industry. A new Gallup poll found that restaurants are America’s most highly regarded industry, and we understand why. Watch National Restaurant Association's video to find out!
Original content c/o: Nation's Restaurant News NRN’s editor-in-chief interviews the CEO on what’s next for the association Listen to this podcast on Apple Podcast, Spotify or SoundCloud. National Restaurant Association CEO Dawn Sweeney is getting ready to pass the torch.  After spending 12 years as the lead executive of the National Restaurant Association, Sweeney announced this spring she will be stepping down from her role at the end of 2019. In an interview with NRN at the association’s DC headquarters, she said...
WASHINGTON -- July 15, 2019 / PRNewswire / -- The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today it has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the US Department of Labor (USDOL) to develop pathways from the justice system to employment for young adults. The grant is the largest in the history of the NRAEF and will launch the Foundation's HOPES program (Hospitality Opportunities for People (re)Entering Society).   The $4.5 Million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will...
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NOMINATIONS OPEN TOMORROW FOR THE 2019 RAMMY AWARDS   Washington, DC (December 18, 2018)—The 37th Annual RAMMY Awards will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Nominations for 20 categories will be accepted online from December 19, 2018 through January 31, 2019, including four categories for which the general public will select a winner. New in 2019, the awards program has amended its awards policies and procedures which guide judging criteria in each category, kicking off a full six months of programs and promotions...
Original content c/o James Beard Foundation | Written by Katherine Miller Combating the gender gap at each stage of an individual’s career The James Beard Foundation is committed to supporting women in the food and beverage industry, from chefs and restaurateurs to entrepreneurs dreaming up new ways to make our food system more diverse, delicious, and sustainable. Our Women’s Leadership Programs (WLP) presented by Audi, provide training at multiple stages of an individual’s career, from pitching your brand to developing a perspective and policy on human resources...
In the restaurant industry, filling shifts⎼and keeping them filled⎼is vital to the success of your business. When you don’t have ample staff to help prep and cook food, bus and wait tables and clean dishes, your customer experience can suffer. So what can businesses do when they have a last-minute callout and the dinner rush starts in less than an hour? Businesses in the D.C. metro area are leaning on Snag Work, an on-demand mobile platform providing front-and-back of house staff to employers in need.   Founded in Richmond, Va., in 2016 and introduced to the D.C. metro area...
Most payment processing systems, including point-of-sale terminals, operate through an internet connection. Unfortunately, technology isn’t always the most reliable. It can freeze, glitch or shut down altogether, bringing everything – including processing payments – to a screeching halt. That’s why it’s imperative that your business has equipment in place to keep business transactions up and running in the event of an internet outage.   Many offline terminals use a similar queue system (at Heartland it’s called Store and Forward) that allows you to...
National Restaurant Association  /  July 5, 2018 An E. coli outbreak is a nightmare for everyone: the customers, the community and the restaurant where it happened. For restaurant operators, corrective next steps are crucial to success; they can’t afford to make one mistake. What should you do in the event of an outbreak? First, pay attention to all information, updates and product recall announcements. Because the food supply chain is complex, sometimes suppliers or manufacturers don’t deliver timely notices of the recall. Below, Ashley Miller, one of our food safety...
Texas de Brazil will be opening early at 11AM on Sunday, June 17 and serving their dinner menu all day. Plus, all fathers dining at the Brazilian-American Steakhouse will receive a $20 gift certificate to use on a later date.   Texas de Brazil is no ordinary steakhouse. It’s a dining experience like no other.   Here, traditions of Brazilian cooking blend with Texas hospitality to create a lively atmosphere in an upscale setting. Your meal begins with a visit to their extravagant salad area – a feast for your eyes as well as your palate.  Indulge in a wide array...
This November, recipients of the 14th Annual Wines of Chile Awards (AWOCA) presented by Wines of Chile will be formally announced at a special event in Washington, DC. The judging of more than 300 wines took place in early September in San Francisco during a two-day blind tasting with 27 judges from all sides of the industry including wine writers, Master Sommeliers and Masters of Wine. The panel awarded 82 gold medals, 13 top placements in varietal categories including Sparkling, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Carignan, Red Blends, Pinot Noir, Carmenere and Cabernet Sauvignon, and...

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