NYC lawmakers aim to protect fast food workers from unfair firings

Yesterday, the NYS Restaurant Association testified against legislation aimed at limiting how quick service restaurants are able to let go of their employees. The Association views these bills as a large government overreach and will continue to voice our concerns with the sponsors of these bills.

WNY Lobby Day

Members of our Western New York chapter joined the NYSRA advocacy team in Albany on Tuesday to speak with legislators about issues that impact our industry. It was a packed day of meetings, and we would like to thank all that came out!

There is one more Lobby day this month on Wednesday, 2/26 for our NYC members. This is a great opportunity to discuss issues important to you with your local representatives! Please email if you are interested in attending.
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!

GROW Webinar
Negotiating Commercial Leases and Renewals for Restaurant Tenants
Presented by Dale Willerton, The Lease Coach
February 19, 2020 10:00 a.m.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to negotiate a rent reduction on your lease renewal.
  • Tips for first time tenants.
  • How to manage the relationship with the real estate broke

FREE for NYSRA Members with code

Dale Willerton is the founder of The Lease Coach. Since 1993, The Lease Coach has successfully completed over 2000 leasing projects for major name brand tenants and independents alike.

Text Message Marketing: Annoying, Brilliant or Both?

The technology we use for marketing is developing at a rapid pace. Things that seemed like science fiction even a few years ago, like artificial intelligence-driven campaigns and virtual reality experiences, are now mainstream.

Sometimes, this means that we can forget about one of the most basic technologies of all: the humble text message. Marketing via SMS can seem like an old-fashioned way to go about things, but it's not. It actually can be an  effective marketing tool .

Come celebrate the industry with us!
Monday, March 9, 2020 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'ouevres and wine provided by the New York Wine & Grape Foundation.

Space is limited. RSVP Here.