Category Archives: Restaurants – Industry Trends and News

Editors Say Bespoke Butchers, Natural Wine and Self-Pay Will Be Popular Next Year

2017 has been a challenging year, with hurricanes, floods and fires; the uncertainties of Washington politics; and the Amazon-ization of food.
For restaurants, it was a year of grappling with rising labor costs, adjusting to diners who prefer to eat restaurant … Continue reading

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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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John Besh Steps Down at BRG Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

New female CEO pledges to rebuild trust as partners sever ties with Besh Restaurant Group
Famed chef and restaurateur John Besh stepped down as CEO of the multiconcept restaurant group he co-owns on Monday following reports by the New Orleans Times-Picayune alleging … Continue reading

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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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Now Hiring: Over 400 Independent Restaurant Owners Share What They do to Recruit the Best Employees

RestaurantOwner.com released the results of their 2017 Independent Restaurant Recruiting Survey. The report summarizes input gathered from over 400 independent restaurant owners and operators regarding their proven recruiting practices.
A copy of the report is available at: https://www.restaurantowner.com/Recruiting2017/.
Survey Results:
The days of the … Continue reading

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5 Restaurant Employee Scams That Will Cost Your Business Big

By Mona Bushnell
Three-fourths of all restaurant employees steal, but you can stop it from happening in your restaurant.
The National Restaurant Association estimates that internal employee theft is responsible for 75 percent of inventory shortages and about 4 percent of restaurant … 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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Restaurants Make Shift to Cashless Payments

[Source: Restaurant Review]
Operators share why they chose to ditch the cash for a plastic-only operation
Credit and debit cards have been America’s preferred methods of payment for years. But recently, mobile payments and credit card perks have boosted cashless spending even … Continue reading

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