The James Beard Awards Will Be Fully Back in 2022


The 2022 James Beard Awards will reflect policy and procedure changes in light of an audit that began in August 2020 and will be completed this summer. James Beard Foundation [Official Site].

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How Solar Power Can Help a Restaurant’s Bottom Line

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Through 2022, there is a 26-percent federal tax credit available for eligible businesses in the tax year filing in which they have begun the process of installation. Each year, food waste in the restaurant industry reaches losses that are in the billions.

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The 2020 James Beard Awards Are Effectively Cancelled


There will still be an online event on September 25, but rather than announcing new winners, it will honor the winners in categories that were announced previously, including the America’s Classics , Lifetime Achievement, Humanitarian of the Year, Design Icon, and Leadership Awards.

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National Restaurant Association Mid-Year State of the Industry Report

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" The National Restaurant Association will continue to monitor the effect of COVID-19 on the industry in the coming months and plans a full State of the Restaurant Industry Report in early 2022.

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New & Notable: TEAM Schostak Celebrates 40, AI in Food Service and Beachy Tech

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Under Barb’s leadership, TSFR’s Del Taco restaurants consistently broke system wide sales records and TSFR was named franchisee of the year two years in a row. These changes go into effect in October for the launch of the 2022 call for entry period.

MRM Franchise Feed: Wing Zone Revitalization and Real Food BK

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” Goldberg has plans to add 15 new locations for Bangin’ Buns by the end of 2022. 2022 is already shaping up to add another 50%-plus growth to a rapidly expanding success story. Their next opening is set for Muskogee, Oklahoma by early 2022.

Guest Blog: Tax Strategies as You Reopen Your Restaurant


Fifty percent of the deferred taxes must be deposited by December 31, 2021, and the remainder by December 31, 2022. While many American businesses have been impacted by COVID-19, the restaurant industry is among those hit hardest.

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MRM Franchise Feed: Church’s Goes Hybrid and Curry Up Incentives Now

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The new model will launch in 2022 and enables the company to advance work-life-balance for employees, while enhancing the workability and connectivity of the Restaurant Support Center teams. MRM Franchise Feed features news about the restaurant franchise (MUFSO) landscape.

MRM Franchise Feed: Non-Traditional Dunkin’ and Boxing-Themed Concept

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Continuing under the leadership of VP of Franchise Development, Shannon Swenson, Dave’s Hot Chicken has expanded its reach across the country with new deals signed in several key markets. MRM Franchise Feed features news about the restaurant franchise and MUFSO landscape.

MRM Franchise Feed: flip’d and the Juicey Awards

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” Looking ahead, the brand plans to have 50 new restaurant openings per year by 2022 to bolster its overarching goal of having 500 locations open and operating by the end of 2025. Three Knoxville locations are slated to open in Fall 2022 and Winter 2023.

MRM Franchise Feed: Jeremiah’s Opens 50th During 25th Anniversary, Wahlburgers Wild and Robotic Pizza

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We’re excited to open our first restaurants near our headquarters in west Michigan in 2022.” This month, Vitality Bowls also announced the addition of John Mascali to its leadership team.

MRM Franchise Feed: Modular Chicken and 2020 Year-End Results

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Ownership and the franchise leadership team were also busy developing new store design prototypes which continue into 2021. “With all that our leadership team and brand have to offer, there has never been a better time to join the Mountain Mike’s Pizza family!”

MRM Franchise Feed: White Castle’s 25-Year Club and Cheddar Weather

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Kickstarting Midwest development efforts is a signed agreement in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, slated for a Spring 2022 opening. Looking beyond 2022, the company plans to open 10-15 new locations annually. MRM Franchise Feed contains the latest news in restaurant franchising.

Make it This Winter and Step Up To The Table

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by 2022 through Starbucks first supply chain Virtual Power Purchase Agreement with a solar farm in Virginia. In this edition of MRM News Bites, we feature resources to help restaurants survive the winter weather and the learning how to improve bread-baking skills. Make it This Winter.

How the James Beard Foundation Failed the Most Prestigious Restaurant Awards in the Country


Then, in late August, the James Beard Foundation abruptly announced that it was effectively canceling its Restaurant and Chef Awards, widely considered the most prestigious accolades in the American restaurant industry, not just this year, but until 2022.

MRM Franchise Feed: Frictionless QDOBA and Crisp & Greens Goes National

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The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA), 4thMVMT, and PepsiCo announced a formal collaboration to provide leadership development and increase business ownership opportunities for Black people in the restaurant industry.

What Is LEED Certification? (+Requirements, Benefits, Cost)


LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a rating program for green buildings that was created in 1994 by the U.S. Every year, we learn more and more how crucial it is to make use of environmentally responsible practices in just about every facet of life.

MRM Franchise Feed: Randy’s Donuts Plans Rise and Burger King Makes Sustainable Commitment

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The first of the three new restaurants is slated to open in Jacksonville in spring of 2022. “As a franchise veteran with 26 years of experience in the restaurant industry, I was ready to meet with the leadership team and am happy I was able to sign on.

National Restaurant Show Canceled, Dog Haus Absolute, Pickup Pods and Melt It Forward

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“We are excited to bring Mount Franklin Foods’ demonstrated leadership and proven ability to grow and develop products and brands to an even broader segment of the foodservice industry,” said Eloy Vallina, Owner & Chairman of the Board, Mount Franklin Foods. The company has no debt maturing until fiscal 2022 and is actively working to explore additional financing opportunities if needed.

Virtual Acceleration, Raising the Bar and Insult Monitor

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Cornog and Flaherty share wagamama’s global brand vision and will provide the business with the local operational expertise and leadership needed to accelerate growth. GFCO companies will have until 2022 to completely adopt the new mark on packaging.

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PPP Flexibility, Free Reopening Resources and HungerForce

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John Doolittle has joined TouchBistro's executive leadership team in the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). “Joining Alex Barrotti and the company’s leadership team to bring its vision to life is an enormous opportunity.”