NY's Plastic Bag Ban Begins March 1st. Here's Everything You Need To Know

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s  statewide ban  on single-use plastic bags goes into effect on March 1, 2020. Under the law, all food service establishments across the State are exempt when the bags are used to carry out or deliver prepared food. Grocery stores and other retail
establishments will no longer be permitted to use the familiar garden-variety plastic bags. Read more to find out what the other exceptions to the no-bag rule are and about some of the alternatives that exist in the marketplace.

Industry professionals share stories for Black History Month

Each February, America celebrates  Black History Month . During the month, we honor the  contributions of African-Americans  who have helped shape and change our country and its businesses.

The National Restaurant Association is highlighting the achievements of five execs – Pizza Ranch’s Sean Landrum, Brinker International’s Towanda Bryant, Touchstone Hospitality’s Robert E. Lee III, Darden’s Akenya Colbert-Melendez, and IHOP franchisee Adenah Bayoh.

Saratoga Meeting & Mixer
Tuesday 2/25 | Longfellows | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Join fellow restaurateurs as we discuss the restaurant industry today. NYSRA President/CEO, Melissa Fleischut, will provide updates on emerging issues, membership and the Association’s member support services.

Both members & nonmembers are invited to join us!

Why Gen Z Is Cynical About Your Restaurant Marketing Shenanigans

For more than a decade, restaurants and small businesses have tailored their marketing to focus on millennials. Now, with the oldest members of that generation  about to hit 40 , it’s time to wise up to the fact that your go-to marketing tools may not work with the next (and biggest) generation that is currently flooding into your restaurants en masse.

Join us at the International Restaurant and Food service Show of NY!

Make sure you get the most out of your membership by registering for your TWO FREE TICKETS ($150 value) to The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of NY!

Come celebrate the industry with us!
Monday, March 9, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Craft, NYC.

Come together with industry leaders and NYSRA members for a fun evening with fabulous hors d'oeuvres and wine provided by the New York Wine & Grape Foundation.

Space is limited.  RSVP Here.