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February 5, 2020
Members in the News | ‘The Top That’ Fried Chicken Sandwich to Debut Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 5:00pm – Close  (WASHINGTON, DC) – The celebrated team behind Shaw’s beloved neighborhood cocktail bar Service Bar (926-928 U Street NW, WDC 20001; www.servicebardc.com, 202.462.7232; IG @ServiceBarDC) is at it again announcing the second round of their...
February 3, 2020
News | Published by: Food & Wine Magazine Michelin is best known for its stars, but the guide features other symbols … and not just the obvious Plates and Bib Gourmands. Some examples include grapes, which signify a notable wine list, “three crimson rays,” which denote an interesting view, and a “patio parasol,” which means terrace dining. Now, another new symbol is...
February 3, 2020
News | Published by: Restaurant Business Magazine (online) The recommendations closely follow the best practices for containing norovirus.  The National Restaurant Association has issued recommendations for helping restaurant operators protect customers and employees from coronavirus, the potentially lethal infection that has spread from China to the United States. Photograph:...
January 31, 2020
News | Don't Let DC Government Fine You Stay in Compliance with New Paid Family Leave Law by Posting Required Employee Notice On July 1, 2020, the DC Paid Family Leave program will launch and at that time District employees would be able to apply to the DC government for paid family leave benefits for qualifying parental, family, and medical events. Under the Universal Paid Leave Act, all DC...
January 30, 2020
News | WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2020 -- The National Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation today announced their 2020 board officers and directors. Melvin Rodrigue, president and CEO of Galatoire's Restaurants, will serve as chair of the National Restaurant Association Board of Directors, and Stan Harris, president...
January 23, 2020
News | - Diners to enjoy order transparency and time savings - Restaurants to see increased order volume, revenue and staff efficiency Grubhub, the nation's leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace, today launched its Ultimate technology, a revolutionary, first-of-its-kind proprietary hardware and software solution that integrates all restaurant ordering channels...
January 16, 2020
News | 5W Public Relations, one of the 15 largest independently-owned PR firms in the US, has determined that dining out, travel and experiences rank at the top of the list as the category consumers are most likely to splurge on, as determined by their 2020 Consumer Culture Report. The survey showed that Dining Out and Travel/Experiences ranked first and second respectively across all...
January 14, 2020
News | - Dining out has become a staple of Americans' monthly eating habits, with 83% of consumers eating a meal outside the home at least once per month - Americans now spend an average of $281 on dining out in a typical month - Discounts and deals influence Americans' out-of-home dining choices more than expected: 77% say a deal would make them more likely to choose to dine out...
January 13, 2020
Press Release | Mayor Releases Study on Supporting Minority- and Women-Owned Small Businesses (WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development John Falcicchio awarded over $2.3 million in Fiscal Year 2020 Great Streets Small Business Grants to 48 local small businesses. The investment continues Mayor Bowser’s effort to...
January 10, 2020
News | S&D Coffee & Tea® and Nation's Restaurant News Tap Restaurant Operators to Determine Top Trends Leading beverage supplier and innovator S&D Coffee & Tea® recently teamed up with Nation's Restaurant News to predict the top beverage trends most likely to appear on restaurant menus in 2020. Drawn from a comprehensive survey* commissioned among restaurant...
January 9, 2020
News | Original content: VinePair By Jennifer Simonson Chile runs along South America’s western edge from the dry desert in the north to a field of glaciers in the south. Rugged mountains, fertile valleys, never-ending coastline, rumbling volcanoes and scorched sand dunes all clash to provide this long, thin country with a captivating landscape. For winemakers, that landscape is more than...
January 9, 2020
News | Original content: Forbes By Cathy Huyghe Contributor If you’re a wine lover, and if you’re heads-up about current events and world news, then the New Year hasn’t been very celebratory so far. The bad news seems overwhelming and far-reaching, between devastating fires in Australia to bureaucrat types in Washington and Europe debating tariffs and deciding the fate of so...
January 9, 2020
News | Original content: The New York Times By David Yaffe-Bellany Published Jan. 9, 2020; Updated Jan. 10, 2020, 12:58am ET Responding to criticism that it was cutting into restaurant profits, the food-delivery giant said it was making a change to stop charging fees for calls that do not end with an order. Facing mounting pressure from regulators and restaurant owners...
January 9, 2020
Press Release | Washington, DC (January 9, 2020) — The 38th Annual RAMMY Awards will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sunday, July 26, 2020. Nominations for 20 categories will be accepted online today, January 9, through February 20, 2020, including four categories for which the general public will select a winner. New in 2020, the awards program’s...
January 8, 2020
News | Original content: Eater Las Vegas by Susan Stapleton  Jan 8, 2020, 9:00am PST A new Las Vegas-based organization plans to bring together female restaurant industry mentors with newcomers to help them navigate the hospitality world. Elizabeth Blau of Blau + Associates and restaurants such as Honey Salt and Buddy V’s Ristorante and Mary Choi Kelly of MCK...

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