Why You Must Become an Employer of Choice

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:19 — 18.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreThe pandemic shocked the hospitality industry and caused a shortage of employees during a critical time in recovery. Restaurants are extremely short-staffed, which means restaurant owners are spending all their time workingContinue reading “Why You Must Become an Employer of Choice”

Supply Chain Solutions & Creative Ways to Improve Operations

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 17:07 — 7.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreHear from Wendie Huffman, New Business Development Manager for Sysco as she discusses a topic that is all too relevant in today’s climate – supply chain solutions.

The 411 on the Employee Retention Tax Credit

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:15 — 16.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreEligible restaurants can now access ERTC for 2020 and 2021 for eligible employee wages as long as these specific payroll wages and/or group benefits were not directly paid with Paycheck Protection ProgramContinue reading “The 411 on the Employee Retention Tax Credit”

Digitizing Your Back Office Does More Than Clear Your Desk

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:41 — 9.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreAdopting technology should not only give your team time back but provide real-time data to empower your business. Now, more than ever, having an in-the-moment view of your finances and operations allowsContinue reading “Digitizing Your Back Office Does More Than Clear Your Desk”

RYRA: Take Advantage of Grants that Fund Training Wages & Apprentice Education

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:54 — 10.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreDid you know there are programs in Louisiana right now that can assist in offsetting the cost of training your new and existing team members? Hear from New Orleans Job 1 CenterContinue reading “RYRA: Take Advantage of Grants that Fund Training Wages & Apprentice Education”

Restaurant Youth Registered Apprenticeships: The Win/Win for Restaurant Managers and Staff

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:02 — 16.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreHear from Darren Darby of Creole Bagelry and Greg Reggio of Taste Buds Management to learn how restaurant manager and line look apprenticeships create a pipeline of qualified team members.

Building a Culture That Attracts & Retains Talent

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:26 — 14.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreHear from Bobby Fradella, Vice President of Training at Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, as he discusses how to build a people-first culture that lasts – focusing on clarity of brand purpose, visionContinue reading “Building a Culture That Attracts & Retains Talent”

Capitol Connection 2021 – Episode 1

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:12 — 14.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreIn this episode, Stan Harris discusses the $28.6 billion SBA-administered Restaurant Revitalization Fund which opens May 3; the third week of the Louisiana Legislature; and local industry issues in New Orleans andContinue reading “Capitol Connection 2021 – Episode 1”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 22

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:56 — 10.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreLRA President and CEO Stan Harris discusses the National Restaurant Association’s recent letter to Congress that recapped the recent COVID-19 impact survey. For months, Congress has been trapped in a political tug-of-warContinue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 22”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 21

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:05 — 14.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreIn this episode, Stan Harris and Wendy Waren dish about the status of a next federal COVID-relief package, the Governor’s announcement that Louisiana will move to Phase 3 on Sept. 11; NationalContinue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 21”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 20

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 19:08 — 8.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreDuring this episode, you’ll get an update on recovery efforts in the areas devastated by Hurricane Laura, and we chat with LRA Past Chair Rob King of Pitt Grills who reopened hisContinue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 20”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 19

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:24 — 16.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreHear from the National Restaurant Association’s Sean Kennedy on what’s transpired in the last 48 hours in D.C., what’s happening in the House this weekend and the Senate’s proposed “skinny” relief bill;Continue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 19”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 18

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:23 — 9.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreIn Episode 18, State Treasurer John Schroder joins host Wendy Waren to bust myths on who is eligible for the Louisiana Main Street Recovery Grant Program and what expenses are reimbursable. AndContinue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 18”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 17

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:26 — 11.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreIn Episode 17, we hear from Ernest Legier, the newly appointed Commissioner of the Alcohol Tobacco Control with details of the Conditional Restaurant Permit process. Award Winning Chef Frank Brigtsen reports onContinue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 17”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 16

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:39 — 14.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreLRA President/CEO Stan Harris joins us with an update on where things stand in Louisiana and what restaurants need to do right now to avoid closures and reduce staff exposure to COVID.Continue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 16”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 15

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 17:59 — 8.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreNational Restaurant Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs Sean Kennedy joined the podcast to explain the importance of the restaurant industry standing on a united front to get the attention ourContinue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 15”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 14

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:37 — 12.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreStan Harris and Wendy Waren are back in the office today talking about the National Restaurant Association’s Blueprint for Restaurant Revival plan. Stan also reminds us to practice “COVID Courtesy” and abideContinue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 14”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 13

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:38 — 11.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreOn Episode 13, Stan briefs us on legislative special sessions, the Main Street Recovery program, and the extended PPP program. Wendy urges members to complete the NRA Survey #4 (take the surveyContinue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 13”