Renting out your kitchen space can be a big money maker
Renting out your kitchen space can be a big money maker

Most hospitality operators don’t use their kitchen space 24/7. And with the current workforce shortage and supply chain disruptions, many establishments have cut back on their operating hours, meaning their kitchens are sitting dormant — and not making money — more...

UPDATE: Minor employees can temporarily work back-of-house in 21+ establishments
UPDATE: Minor employees can temporarily work back-of-house in 21+ establishments

Effective immediately, 18-, 19-, and 20-year-old employees may perform back-of-house work in restricted liquor establishments now through September 30, 2021. Your government affairs team has been working closely with the LCB to adopt this new policy to ease employee age restrictions for restricted liquor establishments. This is a major win for hospitality operators who are struggling to fill open positions as the state looks to fully reopen next week.

Toolkit — Restaurant Revitalization Fund
Toolkit — Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Updated 8/30/21: While the RRF has officially closed, multiple bills to replenish the fund by up to $60 billion are being debated in Congress right now. You can click here to tell Congress to replenish these badly needed funds.

New guest vaccine requirement coming in King County
New guest vaccine requirement coming in King County

UPDATED 9.17.21 to include the full statement from Anthony Anton, President and CEO of the Washington Hospitality Association and provide more context around the advocacy efforts of the association's government affairs team. King County officials announced today they...

Free PPE for King County restaurant workers
Free PPE for King County restaurant workers

King County is distributing free PPE masks and sanitizing wipes to county restaurant workers. Restaurant representatives are invited to attend a drive-thru mask distribution pop-up event in Renton. The county will provide each restaurant worker 10 KN90 masks, 10 cloth...

Clock is ticking on PPP forgiveness
Clock is ticking on PPP forgiveness

UPDATE: The SBA has opened opened a new portal that businesses with loans of less than $150,000 can use to apply for forgiveness directly which opened on August 4. You can opt-in to the program here. SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman says “The SBA’s new streamlined...