Restaurant Labor Laws Cheat Sheet: Seattle

7 Shifts

Legal and other matters referred to in this article are based on 7shifts' interpretation of laws existing at the time and should not be relied on in place of professional legal advice. At its peak, Seattle boasted an impressive 3,000 restaurant locations.

Restaurant Labor Laws Cheat Sheet: Oregon State

7 Shifts

Legal and other matters referred to in this article are based on 7shifts' interpretation of laws existing at the time and should not be relied on in place of professional legal advice. Getting caught doing wrong by your restaurant employees isn’t the wisest financial move either.

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How Much Does It Cost To Open a Restaurant? 2020 Restaurant Startup Costs

Restaurant Clicks

Being a restaurant owner is hard work, but it’s rewarding. Restaurant startup costs can be seriously expensive, which is an obstacle to many would-be restaurant owners. The most difficult parts of being a restaurant owner are the beginning phases of opening your restaurant.

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Fair Workweek Law: An Overview

7 Shifts

Cities and states across the US are responding to a movement known as “ fair workweek ,” with many enacting new laws to shield restaurant employees’ personal lives and finances from the notoriously unpredictable world of restaurant scheduling. Be aware of your state/city laws.

MRM Research Roundup: End-of-January 2020 Super Bowl Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Research Roundup features an economic report from Yelp, super Super Bowl stats, delivery trends, megatrends, best cities for BBQ and top venues. Restaurant, food, and nightlife businesses were collectively down by 1.3

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By restaurateurs for restaurateurs: Advice for opening in 2020

7 Shifts

Are you opening a restaurant in 2020? As you plan out your concept, location, menu, staffing, and marketing, take a read through the advice left by hundreds of restaurateurs to ensure you’re set up for success in 2020. Advice for opening a restaurant from restaurateurs 1.

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The 20/20 on 2020: Restaurant Experts Weigh In

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry insiders and experts for their insights on what will impact restaurants in 2020 and the response was overwhelming. Rick Camac, Dean of Restaurant & Hospitality Management at the Institute of Culinary Education. The biggest trend by far, for now, and going into 2020 is ghost kitchens (AKA delivery only, virtual kitchens, cloud kitchens, pick-up only, etc.).

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From 2019 to 2020: Tech-xtualizing the Three Major Challenges Restaurants Face

Modern Restaurant Management

From infamous chicken sandwich wars to on-trend plant-based burgers and acai bowls, it’s safe to say that 2019 was a trademark year for restaurants. So, in an era where various aspects of our lives are improved by technology, why can’t it also help restaurants be more efficient?

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Maintain Compliance with Predictive Scheduling Laws

Hot Schedules

Maintain Compliance with Predictive Scheduling Laws. Predictive Scheduling laws are designed to help your employees, but the burden falls on managers. Predictive Scheduling Laws: Penalties, Fees, and Fines, Oh My. Predictive scheduling laws are designed to help combat this.

[Study] Restaurant Labor Management Trends & Stats for 2020

7 Shifts

The restaurant landscape is constantly changing, with new technologies revolutionizing the industry from the inside out—from operations management, to labor optimization, to guest experiences.

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Redefining ‘Dine and Dash’ and Review Hub

Modern Restaurant Management

During the course of 2019, revenue increased 109 percent as tens of thousands of new restaurants joined the Toast community. “Toast wants to partner with the restaurant community to level the playing field and strengthen this nearly trillion dollar industry.

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Effective Restaurant Accounting Tips

Lavu

Preparing good meals and serving customers is always an exciting part of running a restaurant. When it comes to numbers, however, most restaurant owners do not know what is expected of them. Hire a Professional Specializing in Restaurant Accounting. Track Restaurant Inventory.

MRM Franchise Feed: CPK in Canada and Real Famous BBQ

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Franchise Feed offers a glimpse at what's new in the restaurant franchise and MUFSO environment. Development incentives will be offered to highly qualified candidates capable of multi-unit restaurant development and operation.

How to Trademark Your Restaurant Name

Modern Restaurant Management

The name you give your restaurant plays an important role in the brand’s overall perception and growth: it’s the first element to represent your business in front of new customers. Law Marketing Operations Trademark trademarking restaurant name

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Restaurant Licensing: Licenses and Permits Needed To Open a Restaurant 

Restaurant Clicks

Opening a restaurant isn’t just about creating menus and investing capital. There are various licenses and permits needed to open a new restaurant legally. Before you can open a new restaurant, you’ll need to apply for and receive an assortment of state licenses and local permits. .

Protecting Restaurants from Botnet Manipulation of Online Reviews

Modern Restaurant Management

In the Internet economy, restaurateurs, especially owners and operators of non-chain restaurants, are often at the mercy of users of review websites and applications such as Yelp and TripAdvisor and social media platforms such as Facebook.

Topics to Cover in a Restaurant Employee Handbook

Lavu

A well-developed employee handbook is the foundation for streamlined operations at any restaurant. Basic restaurant standards, like restaurant safety, dress code, and code of conduct. . Complex restaurant processes, like how to report tips or request vacation days. .

How Modern Restaurant Accounting Impacts Profitability

Restaurant365

Staying competitive in the modern restaurant industry requires devoting time, energy, and resources to restaurant accounting. . Modern restaurant accounting methods depend on accurate and timely data about your business. What is Restaurant Accounting?

Decade of Disruption: Restaurant Insiders Dish What’s on the Plate

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry movers and shakers: "What do you feel is going to cause disruption in the restaurant industry over the next decade?” A handful of companies are using them in their restaurants to accept orders.

Restaurant Wage and Hour Disputes Are on the Rise

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurants nationwide are facing costly wage and hour lawsuits for failure to comply with federal and state employment laws. In these types of cases, employers run the risk of serious financial penalties, whether their actions are due to ignorance or a willful disregard of the law.

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Responding to the Growing Age-Gap in the Workplace

Modern Restaurant Management

In the restaurant industry, Older adults have been the fastest-growing cohort of employees , according to the National Restaurant Association. More savvy employers have training for managers and supervisors on HR policies, discrimination laws, harassment, etc. The U.S.

How To Open a Restaurant: 12 Steps to Starting a Restaurant

Restaurant Clicks

Opening your own restaurant is an exciting business venture. Wanting to start a restaurant business and knowing how to open a restaurant are two different things, however. Take the right steps to open up a restaurant to work towards building a successful restaurant business. .

Are You a Favorite or a Frequent?

Modern Restaurant Management

Pressures from minimum wages, ever-increasing price competition, traffic declines, new and evolving consumer behavior have created immense challenges for the restaurant industry, most pointedly in casual and dining quick service segments.

ADA Title III Compliance for Restaurant Websites and Apps

Modern Restaurant Management

By now, most restaurants have become familiar with Title III compliance when it comes to modifying facilities and procedures – enabling disabled patrons to have equal access to goods and services. Law Marketing Operations dominos website restaurant websites ADA Compliance

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How to Make a Restaurant Employee Schedule

Restaurant365

Your bottom line and your customer service success depend heavily on a well-executed staff schedule but knowing how to make a restaurant employee schedule is not an easy task. Scheduling restaurant staff requires considering everything from staff availability to accounting.

Three Trends That Will Keep Restaurateurs on Their Toes in 2020

Modern Restaurant Management

Expect a collision of trends to mark the restaurant industry in 2020 as ambitious operators in today’s increasingly marijuana friendly environment test both legal limits and consumer appetites by looking to launch cannabis cafes that serve farm-to-table … everything.

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Improving Restaurant Cybersecurity to Keep Your Restaurant Data Secure

Restaurant365

Restaurant technology innovations are quickly changing the way the restaurant industry does business, as restaurant owners leverage technology to streamline operations , reduce costs, and attract customers. Restaurant cybersecurity is worth the investment.

MRM Research Roundup: Mid-February 2020-Valentine’s Day Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

Welcome to the "Love" edition of Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Research Roundup, which offers Valentine and dating trends, the State of Local Restaurants and the Brand Bowl Report. State of Local Restaurants. per restaurant. Restaurant researc

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Yikes, It’s Yelp! — Making User-Generated Review Sites Work for Your Restaurant

Modern Restaurant Management

Yelp and other user-generated review sites aren’t usually viewed favorably by restaurateurs and restaurant management. At my restaurant, we strive to respond to every single review – whether it be negative or positive. When appropriate, restaurants should also take the time to address any specific questions based on the review and emphasize to the guest that staff will continue to ensure they have the same great experience time after time.

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The Importance of Accounting to a Restaurant

Lavu

An efficient back-office plays a critical role in the success of a restaurant. As a restaurant owner, being aware of your business’s financial health is an important factor in ensuring that you are not running your business blindly. Tracking of Your Restaurant Expenses.

Franchising 101: Five Crucial Steps Before Franchising

Modern Restaurant Management

It’s been five years since you opened your first restaurant. One day someone approaches you about buying the right to open one of your restaurants in a nearby city. What does it really mean to franchise your restaurant?

Key Features of Restaurant Management Software You Must Have in 2020

Restaurant365

Restaurant management software can streamline restaurant operations, helping you become more efficient and profitable. However, not all restaurant management systems are created equal — and the tools you have access to can play a large role in your success.

Managing Risks for Acts of Violence on Restaurant Property

Modern Restaurant Management

Reach out to local law enforcement agencies and ask to meet with a business liaison officer to identify programs or support services offered to the local retail community. Finance Operations foreseeable risk acts of violence Risk Management risk management for restaurants

Workplace Romance: Do You Have a Policy for That? If You Don’t, You Should

Modern Restaurant Management

What can a restaurant do to encourage a collaborative, friendly working culture and protect itself from increased turnover or worse, legal claims for harassment or favoritism? Law Operations workplace romance workplace romance policy

Food delivery management software 101

Deliverect

Food delivery management software in its most simple form serves as an aggregator of a restaurant’s third-party delivery platforms. An online delivery management service connects restaurant POS systems with third-party online ordering solutions.

Improving HR Functionality

Hot Schedules

T here’s one thing we know for sure: across the board, labor is one of the biggest expenses for restaurants and hospitality businesses. How confident are you that you’re maintaining complete compliance with all labor laws? We help restaurants like yours: Contain costs.

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5 Ways Automation Can Resolve HR Nightmares for Your Restaurant

Lavu

Fortunately, more small businesses are starting to understand how useful automation is to evolve their business needs, including restaurants. . As a restaurant owner or manager, you know how much time can be spent keeping up with schedules, labor costs, and more.

Why choosing the right POS system is a top priority

Deliverect

In addition to your restaurant’s concept, location and menu, there are a few technical aspects you need to think about, as well. A POS system streamlines operations and gives you a clear overview of your restaurant’s financials. Running a restaurant business is not a "one-man show".

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2019: A Year in Review

7 Shifts

It was a landmark year for 7shifts—and for restaurants. We introduced compliance features to support Fair Workweek laws in California and New York. So what’s on the menu for 2020? We may be well into the new year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a moment to celebrate 2019.

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What can we learn from "Waitmares"?

7 Shifts

Restaurant servers understand work-induced dreams all too well. We’re taking a deep dive into waitmares to explain why they’re bad, what the restaurant industry can learn from them, and how you can reduce your front-of-house (FOH) team’s work anxiety to boost engagement—and sweet dreams.

Winter 2019 F&B Legal Update

Modern Restaurant Management

Nair, a partner at Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP compiles recent legal news affecting the restaurant, food and beverage and hospitality industries for Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine. Currently, approximately 1,000 restaurants across New York City have foie gras on their menus. The ordinance goes into effect on January 1, 2020 and largely tracks Minnesota’s wage theft statute that went into effect on July 1, 2019. Pooja S.

MRM People & Places: Maki Madness and Pancakes for Life

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's People & Places column features news of company hires and promotions, charitable efforts and product introductions. Nominees for more than 50 awards categories, including Restaurant and Chef, Restaurant Design, and Media will be announced.

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How to Become a Restaurant Server

360Training

How to Get a Job as a Restaurant Server. In this article, we’re going to focus on the “restaurant server” position in food service, also known as waitstaff (waiters and waitresses). But state and local laws might be stricter. A Future in the Restaurant Industry.