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Weekly Update: Poll – Seattle Restaurant Workers are Highly Satisfied at Work; New Scheduling Policies are Not Their Priority

The city survey reinforces what the Seattle Restaurant Alliance’s survey data shows and what employers have been hearing from employees.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Hospitality Industry Embraces Pokémon GO

Unless you’ve been stranded on a desert island, it’s nearly impossible not to know that the Pokémon GO craze has taken the world by storm like no other smartphone game. And smart restaurants and hotels are finding ways to attract the game’s devotees to their premises as paying customers.

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City survey: Restaurant workers like the work, schedules and flexibility our industry offers

Yesterday, the city of Seattle released its results of the worker scheduling practices survey. You can read the full results here. The city survey reinforces what the Seattle Restaurant Alliance’s

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How costly is overregulation?

Excessive regulation is slowing entrepreneurial growth and job creation in the restaurant industry, White Castle’s head of government affairs told the House and Senate’s Joint Economic Committee.

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Seattle restaurant workers are highly satisfied at work; new scheduling policies are not their priority

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jillian Henze, Local Communications Manager, jillianh@warestaurant.org, 360-956-7279 ext. 124 July 18, 2016 Seattle restaurant workers are highly satisfied at work; new scheduling policies are not

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Weekly Update: WRA and WLA Win Victory in Tacoma Bag Ban Ordinance

After a three hour deliberation on Monday, the Tacoma City Council passed an ordinance entitled “Bring Your Own Bag.”

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: The Robots are Coming! The Robots are Coming!

If you’re in Washington D.C., or London, don’t be shocked if your next takeaway meal is delivered to your door by a robot.

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Building a culture to prevent harassment

Examine what your restaurant does to prevent and address workplace harassment. Does your culture promote respect and civility, or does it breed conditions that could lead to harassment?

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Social Media Metrics are Already at Your Fingertips

You may think you don’t have access to the “big data” everyone is talking about these days, or the tools to analyze that data, but if you’re using social media, you do. You just have to look.

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Economic negativity doesn’t imply a recession

Although restaurant operators’ concern about the economy is elevated, it has not reached the level to indicate that a recession is imminent, according to the NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy. 

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Washington Restaurant Weekly: Merchants Win Big in Swipe Fee Ruling

Anyone who performs credit card transactions at their place of business will welcome last week’s decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, rejecting a proposed settlement in the Visa, MasterCard class action antitrust lawsuit (MDL 1720).

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Merchants Win Big in Swipe Fee Ruling

Anyone who performs credit card transactions at their place of business will welcome last week’s decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, rejecting a proposed settlement in the Visa, MasterCard class action antitrust lawsuit (MDL 1720).

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I-1433, increasing the state minimum wage, turned in required signatures today

Today, July 6, 2016, more than 360,000 signatures were turned in to the Secretary of State’s office in support of Initiative 1433 which seeks to increase the state’s minimum wage.

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I-1433 will increase the minimum wage, but job seekers deserve a better law

Washington employers of all sizes and from a cross-section of industries voiced concern today that although raising the minimum wage through Initiative 1433 sounds good, the unintended consequences could be

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The real question when considering social media in 2016 is this: Are you capitalizing on its potential?

Not that long ago, newspaper ads, direct mail and, if you could afford it, TV and radio commercials were the vehicle to drive new customers to your doorstep. How you engaged them when they got there was what turned your guests into repeat business.