Category Archives: News and Other Happenings

Nominate Your 2018 Restaurant Star Today

Help MFHA and the National Restaurant Association by nominating the “best of the best” in diversity and inclusion, community service and hospitality leadership. Act fast – the deadline is November 17th.
Here’s the link to quickly nominate the best:
www.chooserestaurants.org/awards

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Enlisting Employees to Help Prevent Sexual Harassment

Operators train staff to raise awareness around sexual harassment and assault
Efforts to enlist bar and restaurant employees to help prevent sexual harassment and assault are gaining momentum around the country.
Training programs such as those administered by Washington, D.C.-based Safe Bars … Continue reading

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Food Starter Launches Video Series for Food Entrepreneurs

There are no secrets to success in the food business: launching a food business is hard work. But with Food Starter’s access to expertise, networking and industry-specific knowledge, many Ontario food entrepreneurs are gaining traction in a crowded market space. For a … Continue reading

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Multimillionaire McDonald’s CEO is a Force of Nature, Making Money Moves

Roland Parrish is the president, CEO and owner of Parrish McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd. Parrish is also the former chairman and CEO of the National Black McDonald’s Operators Association, a 42-year-old organization with $2.7 billion in sales and 1,300 restaurants. However, it … Continue reading

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The Name Game

Chefs share insights from increasingly common trademark disputes
When chef Waldy Malouf opened Waldy’s Wood Fired Pizza & Penne in New York City, in 2006, he decided to name the restaurant after himself, as many rising chefs do.
“I foolishly named it … Continue reading

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How Memphis Black Restaurant Week’s Founder Turned a Setback into a Big Win

In 2008, Daniels was given the pink slip and was forced to abandon one of her fondest passions: recruiting talented mentors to serve at-risk youth. It was an emotional loss, to say the least.
And when you’re an educated professional standing … Continue reading

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5th Annual Miller Lite Tap The Future® Live Pitch Tour Kicks Off In Search

Original Business Ideas Competition Featuring Daymond John Travels to Five Cities, Giving Entrepreneurs a Chance at $100,000
Miller Lite is in search of entrepreneurs who are committed to growing their business. For the fifth year, the Miller Lite Tap the Future® business … Continue reading

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Call for Entries: TGR’s Editors’ Pick Awards

The Gourmet Retailer’s editors are seeking the best new products in the gourmet industry. TGR is now accepting new product entries for its sixth annual Editors’ Picks awards. The deadline to submit entries is June 12.
These awards recognized the best new specialty food … Continue reading

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