Tips for Considering a Small Business Loan

February 3, 2017
Lending Made Easy

Balancing your everyday operating costs while investing in expenses to grow your business doesn’t have to feel like juggling hot plates. While a small business loan may seem daunting, it’s often the best way to boost your bottom line. Here are a few reasons you may consider a loan: Expansion – Is business booming out[…]

RAM Member Spotlight: Points South Latin Kitchen

February 1, 2017
Braised Pork Shank at Points South Latin Kitchen

Take a Culinary Journey at Points South Latin Kitchen Dining at Points South Latin Kitchen in Baltimore takes you on a culinary journey across Central and South America. The brainchild of industry veterans Bryson Keens and Chef Rey Eugenio, Points South Latin Kitchen promises “exceptional local grown foods, deliciously wrapped in a Latin American state of[…]

Victory: $15 Minimum Vetoed in Montgomery County

January 25, 2017
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett Vetoes $15 Minimum Wage

Restaurant Association of Maryland and its Members Celebrate Victory Against $15 Minimum Wage Bill in Montgomery County In a rare but very appropriate move, County Executive Ike Leggett on Monday rejected the $15 minimum wage legislation that had previously passed the County Council by a vote of 5 to 4. The Council lacks the six[…]

How 28-Day Restaurant Financial Reporting Is More Accurate

January 23, 2017
Calendar Using 28-Day Reporting for Restaurants

Changing Your Restaurant Financial Reporting From Monthly to 28-Day Improves Reporting Accuracy Restaurateurs often base their restaurant financial reporting and comparative analysis on a monthly cycle. This typically involves comparing key performance indicators against those of the previous month, and/or the same month of a previous year. Issues often arise from this type of reporting,[…]

Joe Theismann’s “Gameplan for Success” at the RAM Expo

January 19, 2017
Joe Theisman at the Mid-Atlantic Food. Beverage & Lodging Expo

World Champion Quarterback, Broadcaster and Entrepreneur Gave Keynote Speech at Restaurant Association of Maryland’s Expo During the second day of the Restaurant Association of Maryland’s Mid-Atlantic Food, Beverage & Lodging Expo, Joe Theismann, former star quarterback for the Washington Redskins and current entrepreneur spoke about his game plan for success and his 42 year long[…]

In Memoriam – Michael Birchenall

January 11, 2017
In Memorium - Michael Birchenall

Michael Birchenall – The Man Who Captured Every Moment The Restaurant Association of Maryland mourns the loss of longtime Foodservice Monthly editor Michael Birchenall who passed away on January 9, 2017. Michael was battling an illness and had been hospitalized for the past few months. Michael was a strong and passionate advocate for the hospitality[…]

Member Spotlight: BOLDER Food/Drink

January 9, 2017
Risotto Stuffed Pepper at Bolder food/drink

Innovative Rotating Menu and Modern Design Define BOLDER Food/Drink Showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous—That’s the definition of “Bold”. Open just under three months, BOLDER food/drink, located in Mount Airy lives up to its name and so much more. Opened by Howard County resident and long standing restaurateur Ellen Ennis, BOLDER is[…]

2017 Legislative Outlook – Maryland Restaurant Industry

January 3, 2017
2017 Legislative Outlook for the Maryland Restaurant Industry

Several expected bills would impact the Maryland Restaurant Industry Below is the Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM)’s 2017 Legislative Outlook for the Maryland Restaurant Industry. RAM expects the 2017 Maryland General Assembly to introduce several bills that would severely impact the restaurant industry in Maryland, including Paid Sick Leave, Minimum Wage and Restrictive Scheduling. For[…]

In Montgomery County, Recyclable or Compostable Foodservice Ware Is Now Required

December 20, 2016
Styrofoam Containers Are Now Banned in Montgomery County

Second Phase of Montgomery County Polystyrene Law Mandates that ALL Disposable Foodservice Ware Must Be Recyclable or Compostable Effective on January 1, 2016, Montgomery County banned the use of “expanded polystyrene” (Styrofoam) disposable foodservice ware as a result of the passage of Council Bill 41-14.  The second phase of this law mandates that ALL disposable[…]

Tips for Hiring Restaurant Employees

December 8, 2016
Server Interview at a Restaurant

3 Key Interview Questions Will Help You Hire the Right Restaurant Staff Interviewing is an indispensable piece of the hiring process for any organization, yet many hiring managers are not getting the most out of their interactions with applicants. Michelle Shriver, regional developer at Patrice & Associates, has some tips to share on interviewing your next[…]