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NRA to challenge New York City salt labeling rules

The National Restaurant Association will file a lawsuit this week to challenge New York City’s new rules, effective Tuesday, that require a salt shaker icon on many chain restaurant menus, the association said Tuesday. New York City’s Board of Health voted unanimously in September to require restaurants with 15 or more units nationwide to add warning labels — a salt shaker in a triangle — on menu items that exceed the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams of sodium.   The rules went into effect Tuesday, and violators will face a $200 fine. New York is the nation’s first city…

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New York Eleven Madison Park Restaurant doing away with tipping

The movement to do away with tipping in New York gained steam with the announcement Tuesday that fine-dining restaurant Eleven Madison Park will move to a model in which service is included in menu prices. Eleven Madison Park owner Will Guidara told Eater NY that he would raise the price of the restaurant’s prix-fixe menu to $295 from $225 in the new year, when minimum wage rates in New York City rise $2.50, to $7.50 per hour, for tipped employees, and increase 25 cents, to $9, for non-tipped employees. Guidara said he would keep tipping in place at his á…

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Franchisee growth continues unabated

Franchisee growth continues unabated With an unprecedented amount of financing available and a whole lot of restaurants up for sale, restaurant franchisees are finding a market in which they can quickly build large organizations, sometimes from the ground up. Take, Tom Garrett, who resigned as CEO of Arby’s in 2010. He re-emerged on the restaurant scene two years later — as a franchisee of Burger King. Garrett founded GPS Hospitality Inc., starting with the acquisition of 42 Burger King locations in the Atlanta area. The company has done several deals since, and now has 221 units, already making GPS one…

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Patrice & Associates’ Elk Grove Office Achieves National Recognition

The Nation’s Leading Restaurant and Hospitality Industry Staffing Company Presents Local Entrepreneur with its Prestigious “Franchisee of the Year” Award   Helen Nourai, president and owner of Patrice & Associates’ Elk Grove office, claimed top honors as “Franchisee of the Year” at the company’s recent annual convention and awards ceremony in Baltimore, Maryland. Patrice & Associates is the nation’s largest recruiting firm that specializes in restaurants and hospitality, utilizing a franchise model to find valuable managerial talent for its clients. Its annual convention brings together home office leadership and franchise partners from across the nation for three days of training,…

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Patrice & Associates Celebrates Outstanding Franchise Achievements at 2015 Annual Convention

Franchise Partners, Regional Developers and Corporate Leadership Team Collaborate to Continue Company’s Position Atop the Restaurant and Hospitality Industry Patrice & Associates, the nation’s largest hospitality recruiting firm, brought franchise partners and corporate leadership together for its annual convention and awards ceremony. The three-day event was held from Wednesday, October 8th through Saturday, October 10th in Baltimore, Maryland. “There’s nothing like bringing the entire Patrice & Associates family under one roof,” said Patrice Rice, CEO and founder of Patrice & Associates. “Our annual convention is an important time to discuss innovative ideas for the future. Every year, we look forward…

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Kudos to Recruiter Julie Burrell

"Patrice and Associates was recommended to me by a friend who used their services in the past. From the beginning I was impressed with their dedication and commitment to me. My recruiter was Julie Burrell and she was very helpful and thorough. She assisted me in every stage of the process, from the resume preparation, to the initial interview and trail, and to the final interview. She constantly reached out to me and was available all the time if I had any questions or concerns. She is simply awesome! I want to thank Julie and Patrice & Associates for all…

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Tammy Robertson, Franchisee Virginia Beach, VA

Jason Stuart, Franchisee Haverhill MA

Bill Bunch, Franchisee N Kentucky

5 Tips for Getting a JOB!

Five Techniques That Work Hard work does not guarantee success in your job search, but a lack of hard work will guarantee failure. A job search can be most frustrating when you are not getting the results you had anticipated. The following five Techniques work in today’s competitive job market. TECHNIQUE ONE – Select the best targets • Conduct research • Reach out to your professional and personal networks • Identify where you have the best chance of success TECHNIQUE TWO – Identify the right person • Contact at least two levels above the position you are targeting • Research…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • I just want to start by saying how amazing Kenneth Welch has been throughout my entire time spent with him. He was always willing to go above and beyond to make sure I advanced in my career the way I had always hoped for. Kenneth made sure we always had an open line of communication between possible positions and coached me through the interview process. He was highly supportive, professional and very motivating as well. I’m very grateful to have been able to find the perfect job as a result of his dedication. Thank you to Patrice & Associates for making this possible.   Michael A. Miller I’m very grateful to have been able to find the perfect job thanks to Ken Welch!
  • Nicole was very energetic and eager to help me!!! Without her I don't think I would have got the job! She was very resourceful and could answer all my questions and has been great at  follow up with me after receiving the job!! I'm so thankful for all she has done for me!!   Thanks- Brooke Congratulations to Nicole Tester with our Asheville Office!
  • “I have worked in the food-service industry in the Corpus Christi market for 13 years. Working with Lilliam Zanatti was the edge I needed to be able to accept my dream job. Corpus Christi is an expanding market in the food-service industry, but its not without it's challenges. Ms. Zanatti assisted me with those challenges. She was professional, encouraging and often times motivating. Although I respected her time, I knew she was available anytime I needed to speak with her. She was literally there for me every step of the way and has reached out to me with words of encouragement and congratulations since accepting my new position. I highly recommend Lilliam to any individual or company looking to fill any recruiting needs. She was an absolute joy to work with, and I honestly believe that I would not have gotten my current opportunity without her." -Marc D., Culinary Manager Lilliam Zanatti was the edge I needed to be able to accept my dream job.
  • “Wow!!! I've never used a recruiter before now, and my first ever experience was a phenomenal one. Lilliam was always on the ball and a step ahead. Lilliam made everything silky smooth for me from day 1, upmost I am so grateful for all her expertise and advice. I'm especially thankful for her having the utmost confidence and being extremely supportive of me.” -Kena H., Restaurant General Manager Lilliam is making a difference!
  • I definitely want to sing Rae Ann’s praises!!!  First she is excellent at communicating. She did follow up and follow through on all of my questions. Her knowledge of the job marketing is invaluable.   I wasn’t just a number to her she took the time ask me and what it was I was looking for and what benefits where important to me. Rae Ann is looking out for both the candidate and the employer. I would not hesitate to recommend her to family, friends or colleagues. Again I was blessed to have such a professional but genuine individual assist me on my career search. Kindest Regards, Lenning Bell I definitely want to sing Rae Ann’s praises!!!