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$800,000 Awarded to Future Leaders of the Restaurant Industry

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has awarded $800,000 in scholarships and individual grants to students and educators pursuing post-secondary education and teacher training. This year, one...
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Nominations Now Open for Restaurant Change Makers

Nominations Now Open for Restaurant Change Makers in Diversity and Inclusion, Community Engagement and Hospitality The Foundation’s annual awards celebrate top restaurant leaders across the...
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Anniversary Cocktail Menu

Anniversary Cocktail Menu Live Now! Best Cocktails in Town!   Come celebrate El Mercado's 2 year Anniversary with their new edition of cocktails specially crafted by the Head...
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First-ever Pacific Park World Taco-eating Championship

Top Major League Eating athletes will gather in Santa Monica, CA, for a new event on the national eating circuit: The Pacific Park World Taco-Eating...
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Plastic Straw Bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill to reduce ocean waste and the use of plastic straws in the state. The measure, Assembly Bill 1884, limits restaurants...
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$25K Fleischman-PacFAB Challenge

Founder of Umami Burger and Chairman of the National Food & Beverage Foundation Issues Challenge to Support the Pacific Food & Beverage Museum   Adam Fleischman,...
Texas De Brazil 20th Wine

Throwback Pricing + Celebration Wine

20thAnniversary Throwback Pricing – Monday, October 8 & Tuesday, October 9 Patrons at restaurants nationwide, including the Irvine location, will be able to enjoy original pricing (from...
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A Letter from Proprietor Ryan Dudley

"It's been quite a while since I've sat down and written. I've been incredibly busy lately with The Cellar, my twin 4 year olds,...
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September Free Sushi

Thursday, September 20th is Free Sushi Day at more than 200 participating P.F. Chang's restaurants across the U.S. This one-day-only event invites dine-in guests to enjoy a free Spicy...
True Food Kitchen at Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival

5th Annual Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival

Tickets are selling out quickly for The Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival, one of SoCal's most intimate and highly-anticipated food and wine events...

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Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm Grits - Fullerton
25% off the entire bill with a valid pay stub. www.gritsfullerton.com
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm Chianina Steakhouse - Long Beach
Every Sunday is Service Industry Night at Chianina. Service Industry members enjoy 20% off drinks from 10PM – 2AM. About Chianina Chianina Steakhouse starts with great steak, but that’s not where it ends. They’re intimately[...]
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm Chapter One: The Modern Local - Santa Ana
H.I.P.ster Night (Hospitality Industry Professionals) All Restaurant & Salon Industry Employees Get 1/2 Off Our ENTIRE Dinner & Late-Night Menus Sundays | 6PM till close! (bring a business card or pay stub to verify your hospitality[...]
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Tustin
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Corona
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm Ola Mexican Kitchen
All you need is your hospitality pay stub to receive half off the bar menu!
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm Cellar Restaurant & Spirit Room (The) - Fullerton
Full Service Mondays: Monday nights, The Cellar will celebrate local friends and neighbors.  If you live or work in Fullerton, are a Police Officer or Fire Fighter, or are in the hospitality industry, you and[...]
Oct 1 @ 9:00 pm Cruisers Pizza Bar Grill - Huntington Beach
Cruise on down to Cruisers Pizza Bar Grill in Huntington Beach. Every Monday, starting at 9 pm, Cruisers hosts an Industry Night that features a live DJ, food and drink specials. For more information, visit[...]
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm Social - Costa Mesa
Social Costa Mesa is showing gratitude by offering 50% off all cocktails to industry pros on Tuesdays.
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm Grits - Fullerton
25% off the entire bill with a valid pay stub. www.gritsfullerton.com
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm Chianina Steakhouse - Long Beach
Every Sunday is Service Industry Night at Chianina. Service Industry members enjoy 20% off drinks from 10PM – 2AM. About Chianina Chianina Steakhouse starts with great steak, but that’s not where it ends. They’re intimately[...]
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm Chapter One: The Modern Local - Santa Ana
H.I.P.ster Night (Hospitality Industry Professionals) All Restaurant & Salon Industry Employees Get 1/2 Off Our ENTIRE Dinner & Late-Night Menus Sundays | 6PM till close! (bring a business card or pay stub to verify your hospitality[...]
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Tustin
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm RA Sushi - Corona
Sundays after 8:00 p.m. Fore more information call: 714.566.1700 or visit: www.rasushi.com
Oct 8 @ 3:00 pm Ola Mexican Kitchen
All you need is your hospitality pay stub to receive half off the bar menu!
Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm Cellar Restaurant & Spirit Room (The) - Fullerton
Full Service Mondays: Monday nights, The Cellar will celebrate local friends and neighbors.  If you live or work in Fullerton, are a Police Officer or Fire Fighter, or are in the hospitality industry, you and[...]
Oct 8 @ 9:00 pm Cruisers Pizza Bar Grill - Huntington Beach
Cruise on down to Cruisers Pizza Bar Grill in Huntington Beach. Every Monday, starting at 9 pm, Cruisers hosts an Industry Night that features a live DJ, food and drink specials. For more information, visit[...]
Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm Social - Costa Mesa
Social Costa Mesa is showing gratitude by offering 50% off all cocktails to industry pros on Tuesdays.
Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm Grits - Fullerton
25% off the entire bill with a valid pay stub. www.gritsfullerton.com
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm Chianina Steakhouse - Long Beach
Every Sunday is Service Industry Night at Chianina. Service Industry members enjoy 20% off drinks from 10PM – 2AM. About Chianina Chianina Steakhouse starts with great steak, but that’s not where it ends. They’re intimately[...]

Business

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Holiday Boozing

AS A BUSINESS OWNER, YOU’RE PROBABLY FEELING ANXIOUS ABOUT THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS. It’s not enough that you have to worry about staffing shortages, new overtime laws, or potential drops...
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Technicalities of the Job Interview

WHEN HIRING, YOU WANT TO PULL FROM A DIVERSE GROUP OF QUALIFIED AND TALENTED APPLICANTS; so logically, you would assume that means you should...
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Top 10 Scariest Restaurant Lawsuits

10 THE HOT COFFEE INCIDENT The “hot coffee lawsuit” brought against McDonald’s is pretty legendary in terms of restaurant lawsuits. The jury awarded Stella Liebeck...
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4 Self-Inflicted Missteps That Get Brands Into Trouble

Remember Blockbuster? At one time, the chain of 9,000 video-rental stores seemed to be everywhere and families spent their Saturday evenings perusing the shelves...
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Customer-Centered Culture Could Eliminate Reputation-Ruining Fiascos

Whatever happened to the attitude that “the customer is always right”? The airline industry has been taking its hits lately, thanks to several mishandled passenger...

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