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  • Ping Pong Slam Video: Watch It Now!

    Relive the Ping Pong Slam by watching the video of the event!

    Catch your favorite restaurateurs in action and watch The One Group's Jonathan Segal and Sam Goldfinger claim the Ping Pong Slam title. Watch the video here ›

  • Two OpEds in One Month! Crain's & New York Post

    The Alliance has had a successful October in the media with two OpEds being published, the release of our Tip Wage Survey and also being featured on NY1 News.

    "Restaurant Letter Grade System Overcooked" (Crain's New York Business) and "New York City Restaurants Are At Risk From Tipping Culture" (New York Post) highlighted very important issues and voiced the concerns of our industry.

    Our Tip Wage Survey which revealed the true reality of what tipped workers are paid was covered by NY1 along with footage of Executive Director, Andrew Rigie testifying at the Wage Board hearing. Check out our Press section to read more ›

  • Ebola: What You Need to Know As A Hospitality Business Owner

    Now that Ebola has reached NYC, it is even more important that you are aware of the protocol for the workplace. Ensure you are well informed and in compliance... Click here to access useful resources on Ebola in the workplace ›

  • Andrew Rigie On NY1 Testifying At The Wage Board Hearing

    On October 20th, 2014 Executive Director Andrew Rigie testified at the Wage Board hearing on behalf of the NYC hospitality industry.

    "An elimination or a drastic increase in the tip wage will damage many restaurants--some beyond repair. It will reduce employment in others, and it may lower the income of the more well-paid New Yorkers who work in our establishments," said Andrew Rigie of the NYC Hospitality Alliance.

    Instead, Rigie proposes raising the hourly tip wage only for tipped workers whose total income is less than one and a half times the minimum wage. Click here to view Andrew Rigie in action on NY1 ›

  • Tip Wage Survey

    Survey results released by the New York City Hospitality Alliance found that servers who receive tips in the city's restaurants earn on average $25.34 an hour. Bartenders at restaurants are earning on average $27.48 an hour, and bussers and food runners $17.11 an hour. Cocktail servers working at nightlife establishments earn on average $31.21 an hour, nightlife bartenders $32.35, nightlife bussers and food runners $18.84.

    The survey was completed by employers from a sample of 486 eating and drinking establishments in the City, employing approximately 15,000 tipped employees.

    The survey was released on October 17th, in advance of an October 20th Wage Board hearing being held by the NYS Department of Labor. The Wage Board will receive testimony from the public on how the "tip credit" should be adjusted. The tip credit allows restaurant employers to pay employees who earn tips a base wage of $5 an hour if their tips meet or exceed the state's $8 minimum wage. On a rare occasion when an employee's tips plus their base wage equal less than the minimum wage, employers are required by law to pay the shortfall. Click here to view the Tip Wage Survey ›

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  • Book Your Mock Health Department Inspection Today!

    A Letter Grade = Fewer Fines. Good Image. Happy Customers.

    C Letter Grade = Expensive Fines. Bad Image. Loss of Business.

    It only takes one bad DOH inspection to negatively impact your business…

    Be proactive…Be preventive…Be prepared

    Schedule an on-site, hands on, Mock Health Department Inspection.

    Book your inspection today!

    Contact The Alliance:

    212-582-2506 Click here for full information ›

  • NYC Checklist for Required Signs for Restaurants and Bars

    Restaurant and nightlife businesses are required to post a variety of federal, state and city signs & permits conspicuously to their employees, customers and inspectors.

    Keeping track of all of them can be time consuming and confusing!

    Wouldn't it be great if your business had a comprehensive checklist of all required postings??? Now you do! Click here for more information & to download the checklist ›


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Tuesday | December 02, 2014

Thinking of Selling Your Restaurant? Get The Price You Want!

When: Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 | 12:30-2:30pm

Where: Citrin Cooperman | 529 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor | New York, NY 10017


Tuesday | December 09, 2014

Food Protection Course- December

NYC Food Protection Course with Certification in 2 1/2 days!

Starting from $125!

Day 1: Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 - 9am - 5pm
Day 2: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 - 9am - 5pm
Day 3: Thursday, December 11th, 2014 - 9am [EXAM]


On Small Business- City & State and CAN Capital

City & State NY & Can Capital's panel discussion about small business issues, such as access to capital, laws, regulations and more.

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