Hospitality News April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017



EXPANDING MANUFACTURERS SALES ROOMS WILL IMPACT RESTAURANTS AND BARS

A Senate Committee is going to vote TODAY on legislation that would expand the number of sales rooms manufacturers of alcohol can have, taking sales from restaurants and bars! While we all like the craft beer scene in Colorado, the CRA is against this un-balanced approach where the rules only benefit one type of business at the expense of another. Read more about our efforts to defeat this particular bill at our Grass Roots Action Center.

+ Also, read more about it in the Denver Business Journal.


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INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT AWARDS – TICKETS ON SALE!

Get ready for the restaurant industry's party of the year on Tuesday, June 27 at the spectacular Industry Spotlight Awards. Join us for a dazzling evening of celebration and entertainment, and see who will be taking home this year's coveted awards. Tickets are on sale now. 


HIT A HOMERUN. 5 TIPS TO SERVE ALCOHOL SAFELY

Baseball is back! And you know what that means. When you’re tending bar, you’ve got to serve alcohol safely — whether it’s at your restaurant or a concessions stand. Get the best tips from NRA here


HOSPITALITY EMPLOYEE TURNOVER RATE EDGED HIGHER IN 2016

The turnover rate in the hospitality sector topped 70 percent for the second consecutive year, but still remained below pre-recession levels, according to the NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy.  His Economist’s Notebook commentary and analysis appears regularly on Restaurant.org and Restaurant TrendMapper.


ICYMI

In case you missed these stories earlier....here they are again.
+ Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Colorado Restaurant Foundation May 10
+ Menu labeling requirements go into effect May 5, check out the NRA’s webinar
+ We held a seminar on Preventing Liquor Violations – get the slide deck here
+ FOG – get best practices to manage fat, oil and grease disposal


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CRA EVENTS

May 10: CRF 30th Anniversary Celebration
May 15: RAF Golf Tournament
June 27: Industry Spotlight Awards Tickets on Sale
October 9-10: Colorado Restaurant Show - Save the Date

CHAPTER MEETINGS

April 13:  Durango Chapter Meeting
April 18:  Mile High Chapter Board Meeting and Member Mixer
April 20:  Pikes Peak Chapter Board Meeting
April 20:  Boulder County Chapter Board Meeting

SERVSAFE CLASSES

April 24: ServSafe Food Safety Certification course – Denver
April 25: ServSafe Alcohol Certification course – Denver
*Pre-registration is required for all ServSafe courses

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