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Bring on the Crowds this Mother’s Day

Mother's Day Table

 

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Translation? Millions of Americans will dine out to treat mom.

 

As a restaurant operator, you want to make sure your restaurant stands out from the crowd. Read on here: Attract Crowds at your Restaurant This Mother’s Day

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The Low-Down On National Food Labeling

As you know, menu labeling was added to the Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) and was assigned to the FDA to design and implement. That design was supposed to be done by the end of 2012 and implementation guidelines to be in the hands of operators by now. When the FDA was asked why they have not produced those regulations as of yet, they responded with:

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Does your restaurant require gratuity? Know the law.

There IS a difference between a tip and a service charge according to the IRS. Under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (why insurance, I don’t know) the IRS determined that “automatic gratuities are service charges . . . .”

Read more: If you require gratuity – it is taxed . . .