NYC Has Lost 4,000 Jobs in the Restaurant Sector Alone in the Last Year

The current state minimum wage outside of NYC is $11.10 an hour, so employers in the city are faced with paying a large 35 percent wage premium compared to their counterparts outside of the metro area for low-skilled workers - and it’s having a devastating effect on the city’s small businesses and restaurants.

New York Expands Harassment Laws, Protections of Religious Attire, Clothing or Facial Hair.

Under this change, and consistent with New York City law, it will be an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer to subject an employee to harassment based on the individual’s membership in any protected class, or because the individual has opposed any harassment claim or participated in a harassment proceeding, “regardless of whether the harassment would be considered severe or pervasive under precedent applied to harassment claims.”

Win $10,000: Apply Today for the 2020 Restaurant Neighbor Award, Faces of Diversity Award, and Ambassador of Hospitality Award.  

The call for nominations for the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s Restaurant Industry Awards is now open. Deadline to apply is October 7, 2019. More than $30,000 will be awarded to charities around the country in recognition of the Restaurant Neighbor Award winners and $7,500 in scholarships will support aspiring students to pursue hospitality degrees through the Faces of Diversity award. Winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, DC where they will be honored during an awards ceremony in March 2020.

5 Tips and Tricks for Successful Restaurant Loyalty Programs

Who doesn’t love to earn points and get free stuff? Most of us have shopped at a certain grocery store, applied for a credit card, or flown on a particular airline just so we can earn points and get rewarded for our purchases.

This is why  restaurant loyalty programs  have a lot of potential for driving repeat sales. In fact, popular fast food chains like  Starbucks   and  Dunkin’ Donuts  are earning millions from customers who are dedicated to using their loyalty programs. 

Early Bird Registration for Member Summit closing on 8/20!

We believe it is vital to come together as a group to share ideas, network with fellow members, and strengthen our organization. This is why we have made The Summit registration FREE for one person from each member organization, if you register by 8/20!

Please join us at the beautiful Inn & Spa at East Wind on Long Island this September to learn, GROW, and have a great time. Our on-site room block ends on 8/30, so reserve your spot now!

Register here.

GROW Webinar: How to Increase Cash Flow in a Low Margin Business 

Learn how to create higher cash reserves to sustain and grow your business.

Presented by Nandu Awatramani, a third generation Hospitality Entrepreneur with 18 years in the hospitality industry. He is based out of New York, NY and helps restaurateurs and other F&B business owners grow their businesses beyond what they could have thought was possible.

Join us on August 21st at 10 a.m.!