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Restaurant Operators Expect a Continued Bumpy Road in 2023

A new survey from the National Restaurant Association finds that operators have a mixed outlook for 2023, which is not all that surprising given the relentlessly bumpy macroeconomic environment throughout much of 2022. Much of what is keeping operators up at night are food and labor costs; 92% say food costs are a significant challenge, while 89% […]

Now-More Than Ever- Is The Time To Get Involved With Your State Association

If you are in the hospitality industry, chances are good that you work long, crazy hours.  You have a ton of demands on your time, and your body is physically challenged as you run through the hotel, restaurant, or club.  It is tough to contemplate taking on one more task. Well, you should! Get involved […]

2018 NRA Show is a BLAST!

JonesCraft Restaurant & Hospitality Recruiters just returned from the 2018 National Restaurant Association Show held at McCormick Place in Chicago. What a fun time! ​ Let me put it this way: we left Greenville-Spartanburg airport at 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning, arrived at the show an hour after it opened and were sampling a Bloody Mary […]

2018 National Restaurant Association Show

This year’s National Restaurant Association Show is May 19-22, 2018. Held at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, it heralds as “your front-row seat to the future of food service”. An international event that claimed over 43,000 food service buyers, 15 celebrity chefs, and 80+ educational breakout sessions in 2017, it is THE place to be if […]

Five Tips for Employee Retention

You have taken the time to review their resume, interview them, check their references and then bring them into your business. Now, how do you keep them? Just like the old saying, “The cheapest part of having a boat is buying it”; hiring someone is the easy part. But are you investing in your employees? […]