Job Market Heating Up for Fast-Food Workers

In today’s tight labor market, restaurants are embroiled in a full-on food fight over workers. The rank-and-file is winning referral bonuses, free meals and days off, and the scarcity of candidates may be raising the minimum wage without help from…
6 Ideas to Turn Your Restaurant Employees into Rock Stars

Every bar or restaurant owner understands how critical their employees’ performance are to their business. Just watch any episode of Restaurant Stakeout on the Food Network, and you’ll see all of the things that can go wrong inside restaurants when…
Not Enough Cooks: Restaurant Industry Faces Talent Crisis

Joe Kindred’s cooking career has taken him through top kitchens in San Francisco and Chicago, but when he decided to open a place of his own, the chef passed up big-city fame to return to his sleepy hometown of Davidson,…
Fast Food Workers Plan Strike in 270 Cities

Fast-food workers in nearly 300 cities plan to walk out at 6 a.m. Tuesday in a bid to leverage their crusade for a $15-an-hour wage and sway the 2016 presidential election. The group representing the workers, Fight for $15, plans…
New York State Approves $15 Minimum Wage for Fast-Food Workers

New York state will gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour – the first time any state has set the minimum that high. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration formally approved the increase Thursday, a move the…
Restaurants Are Facing a Serious Chef Shortage

Even America’s finest restaurants say hiring has become incredibly difficult. “There aren’t enough qualified cooks — or unqualified cooks,” says a restaurant owner. Gotham Bar and Grill is a top-rated New York City restaurant with a coveted Michelin star. Not…
Restaurants: Serving Up Opportunity for America’s Young People

Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  As summer winds down and students head back to school, the National Restaurant Association is highlighting the restaurant industry’s role providing job opportunities to millions of young people across the country. The National Restaurant Association’s “Where I…
Over 29k Restaurant Jobs added Across Segments in July

Restaurant industry employment continued its upward trajectory in July, adding at least 20,000 jobs for the 17th time in the last 18 months.  The industry is on pace to post job growth of at least 3.5 percent for the fourth…
Revolutionary App for Video Job Applicants Introduces Hispanic Version

Lanham, MD  (RestaurantNews.com)  For franchise restaurants and similar service companies with high employee turnover rates, a new mobile app now gives hiring personnel an easy way to screen potential Hispanic workers in just five minutes. Maryland – based JobOn’s new…
New York Plans $15-an-Hour Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers

The labor protest movement that fast-food workers in New York City began nearly three years ago has led to higher wages for workers all across the country. On Wednesday, it paid off for the people who started it. A panel…
Restaurants Add 30K Jobs in June After Choppy Performance This Year

Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  The National Restaurant Association’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy breaks down the latest employment trends from today’s Department of Labor jobs report: “Restaurant industry job growth accelerated in June, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor…
Higher Minimum Wages Chomp into Restaurants

Labor’s victories in hiking minimum wages stand to “eat into” restaurant profitability, warned Moody’s Investors Service Thursday, confirming the fears of investors. Profit margins of U.S. restaurants could be hit by up to four percentage points over the next few…
Restaurants to Add More than Half-Million Summer Jobs

Travel and tourism drive seasonal hiring Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  Restaurants are expected to add 522,000 jobs this summer season, according to National Restaurant Association projections released today. The projected 2015 gain would represent the third consecutive year in which restaurants…
Restaurants Among the Leaders in Post-Recession Job Growth

Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  The National Restaurant Association‘s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy breaks down the latest employment trends:  “The restaurant industry continued to add jobs at a steady pace in May, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics…
Restaurants Expand Payrolls Despite Winter Storms

Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  The National Restaurant Association’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy breaks down the latest employment trends: “Despite the challenging winter weather conditions in parts of the country, restaurants continued to add jobs at a robust pace in February, according…
Fast-Food Workers Planning Civil Disobedience in Wage Fight

The next round of strikes by fast-food workers demanding higher wages is scheduled for Thursday, and this time labor organizers plan to increase the pressure by staging widespread civil disobedience and having thousands of home-care workers join the protests. The…
Restaurants Add 18,600 Jobs in July Despite Challenging Regulatory Environment

Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  The National Restaurant Association‘s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy breaks down the latest employment trends:  “The restaurant industry remains among the top sectors in post-recession job growth, according to new figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Eating and…
Restaurant Job Growth Remains Broad-Based and Robust in 2014

Washington DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  The National Restaurant Association‘s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy breaks down the latest employment trends:  “The national labor market continued to heat up in June, with restaurants remaining among the strongest growth sectors.  According to preliminary figures from…
Outlook for Restaurant Job Growth at a 2-Year High

Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  The National Restaurant Association‘s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy breaks down the latest employment trends.  “The restaurant industry continued to register robust job growth in May, while the overall economy finally surpassed its pre-recession employment peak.  Looking forward,…
Fast-food worker strike about to go global

The fast-food worker movement for higher pay is about to go global. Workers from dozens of countries on six continents are joining the push for higher pay and worker rights, it was announced Wednesday at a press conference outside a…
High School Students From 46 States, Territories And Department Of Defense Bases Compete For $3.75 Million In Scholarships At The National ProStart Invitational

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation to Hold 13th Annual Culinary and Management Competition in Minneapolis, Minn. May 3-5 Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is preparing to host the 13th annual National ProStart Invitational at the…
Restaurant Jobs More than 9 Percent Above Previous Cyclical High

The National Restaurant Association’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy breaks down the latest jobs report Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  More than six years after the start of the Great Recession, the number of private sector jobs finally surpassed its pre-recession peak in…
Restaurants Continue to Support Economic Recovery, though Outlook Remains Mixed

The economy added jobs in February at its strongest pace in three months, with restaurants continuing to make a solid contribution Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  The National Restaurant Association’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy analyzes the February jobs report: “The economy rebounded…