Restaurant Industry Update [National Restaurant Association]

The National Restaurant Association newsletter is out and full of useful articles worth reading. Here are just a few: Pups on patios: 8 tips to safely cater to canine companions The question of whether pet dogs are legally permissible in an outdoor dining area comes down to state and local laws and regs. More than […]

How to Tell if Someone is Intoxicated: 5 Signs of Intoxication

How to Recognize an Intoxicated Person Everyone who drinks runs the danger of consuming alcohol excessively. Unfortunately, some people don’t know how to manage their alcohol intake. This changes a person’s behavior and makes it difficult to manage their actions. It can therefore increase the risk of an awful and unexpected outcome. So how can […]

January 2023 Employment Update – AEDC

Here is the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC)’s January 2023 Employment Update. Click here to read or download the full report. Across all sectors, Anchorage increased employment by about 4,800 over January 2022, but saw employment decrease by about 2,500 from December 2022.

ServSafe Food Allergen Posters

Did you know that more than 32 million people currently experience food allergies in the U.S? That’s 32 million people who could potentially experience an allergic reaction while dining at your restaurant. SOURCE: AAFA. (2022, April). Allergy Facts and Figures. Download these ServSafe National Restaurant Association posters. You can download the posters by clicking the […]

Restaurant Hunger Relief Program Selection Announced

Here are the selected businesses for the current Restaurant Hunger Relief Program, announced today:   AK Alchemist Anchorage re:MADE Benihana BurgerFi Gumbo House Jalapeños Mexican Restaurant Las Margaritas Restaurant Mr. Darryl’s Southern BBQ Muffin Man – Cafe 817 Oriental Garden Subway of Alaska Subway of Girdwood Tent City Taphouse The Broken Blender The Little Miss […]

Choose Anchorage: A Framework for Revitalization

Choose Anchorage: A Framework for Revitalization is the result of an 11-month planning process that engaged numerous individuals and organizations in the community. The effort was coordinated through AEDC and guided by a volunteer 20-member steering committee. The planning process was conducted in three phases: discovery, opportunity, and implementation.   Download the Report – PDF

Alaska minimum wage to increase to $10.85 in 2023

Oct. 20, 2022 No. 22-17 JUNEAU — The Alaska minimum wage will increase from $10.34 to $10.85 in 2023. Voters passed a ballot initiative in 2014 to adjust the minimum wage annually for inflation. Alaska Statute 23.10.065(a) requires the Alaska minimum wage to be adjusted using the Consumer Price Index for urban consumers in the […]

Restaurant disaster relief fund

Restaurant disaster relief fund If your restaurant is experiencing hardship due to a federally declared natural disaster, has 3 stores or fewer, employs fewer than 50 employees per location, and has revenues of $3M or less per location in the last 12 months, you might be eligible for a DoorDash $10K relief grant through the […]

APPLICATIONS CLOSED: Restaurant Hunger Relief Program – Winter 2022

Alaska Hospitality Retailers, United Way of Anchorage, and the Municipality of Anchorage are happy to continue the “Restaurant Hunger Relief Program,” a meals food program. Applications for the Restaurant Hunger Relief Program are now CLOSED. Thanks to everyone who applied. A lottery will select 12 restaurants on Thursday, December 1 at 1:30 p.m. and the […]

In Memoriam: John Ivanoff, Time Out Lounge

We are saddened by the loss of John Ivanoff of Time Out Lounge here in Anchorage. We all loved and respected John. He was Alaska Hospitality Retailer’s board secretary, founder, leader, and a tremendous supporter of our association. John was family to all of us at Alaska Hospitality Retailers. His legacy in our association will […]