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Weekly Update: Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted On: November 26, 2015

We at the Washington Restaurant Association are thankful every day for you, our loyal members. We wish you glad tidings and rich fellowship on this uniquely American holiday. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

5 food safety tips for Thanksgiving

Posted On: November 20, 2015

Cross contamination can happen at almost any point in the flow of food. From preparation to service, it’s important to know when and how that can happen so you can prevent it.

Weekly Update: WRA honors Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber

Posted On: November 20, 2015

This week, the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) honored Tom Pierson, president and CEO of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber for his leadership of the chamber and their strong partnership during 2015.

7 in 10 consumers still hold back on spending

Posted On: November 16, 2015

Restaurants have been among the strongest consumer sectors during 2015, with sales rising in eight of the last nine months.

Weekly Update: Washington Restaurant Magazine wins Gold!

Posted On: November 12, 2015

The Washington Restaurant Association is pleased to announce that Washington Restaurant Magazine received Gold recognition from the Marcom Awards.

Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Restaurants look forward to Black Friday

Posted On: November 11, 2015

Black Friday is always a big deal for retailers and the restaurants that are there to take advantage of those great first-day-after Thanksgiving deals that kick off the winter holiday season.

Battle plan for cyberattacks on restaurants

Posted On: November 10, 2015

For restaurant operators, the world of cybersecurity and cyber threats can quickly become overwhelming, and it’s easy to fall into a feeling of “it won’t happen to me.”

Consumer sentiment holds firm during choppiness

Posted On: November 09, 2015

Before October’s strong employment report, the economic narrative during last three months was marked by dampened job growth and choppiness in the stock market.

Weekly Update: WRA supports minimum wage increases done the right way

Posted On: November 05, 2015

As a member driven organization, your WRA Board has decided go in a new direction. In response, the WRA has issued a press release stating its new position, which you can read in full here.