TripAdvisor's Wi-Fi subscription could help restaurants mine diner data

TripAdvisor has added a new subscription service, called TripAdvisor Wi-Fi Plus, that allows restaurants to offer customers the ability to opt in to receive free Wi-Fi in exchange for their contact information, according to a press release.

Restaurant operators can use this information to connect with their customers and encourage them to leave reviews about their dining experience on TripAdvisor's website.  

Restaurant in Hudson Closing Tied to ICE Enforcement

Melissa Fleischut, president and CEO of NYSRA, said there has been concern in the industry statewide about immigration raids, but this is the first restaurant closing she is aware of said to be related to immigration issues.

“There has been concern about the raids and what the impact might be on the industry, but I haven’t heard of other restaurants claiming ICE enforcement actions have been forcing shutdowns or affected their ability to do business,” Fleischut said. “This is the first I’ve heard of a restaurant closing due to this specific reason.”

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training must be completed by 10/9!

In order to remain compliant with NYS regulations, all employees must go through sexual harassment prevention training by October 9th.

Visit our website to learn more about ServSafe Sexual Harassment Prevention Training.
8 Fun Things to Try on Instagram

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Three Sleeper Trends Restaurateurs Shouldn't Miss 

Restaurateurs often complain their days are spent lurching from one potential crisis to another, leaving little time to observe and digest what’s happening in the industry as a whole. Trends unfolding outside their four walls often go unnoticed until the resulting problem or opportunity has pushed its way inside.

Here are three of those sleeper currents that merit a moment of consideration, even if the sink is clogged, the dishwasher didn’t show and a tour bus just pulled up outside.