February 12, 2002 |
The California Restaurant Assn. is unveiling a program today for its 18,000 member restaurants that will screen potential hires by using, among other things, reports from credit bureaus and the Department of Motor Vehicles. The association says the service is aimed at addressing the industry's long-standing problem with high turnover as well as more recent concerns about food and water safety since Sept. 11. The checks require consent from prospective employees.
October 11, 2000 |
The California Restaurant Assn. has been helping the state's eateries since 1906, lobbying and providing business support services such as insurance and discounted supply networks. Membership in the private, not-for-profit organization numbers around 15,000. CRA President and Chief Executive John Dunlap recently spoke about the group's lobbying efforts and the menu of services it offers. * Q What services do you provide for your members?
August 16, 1999 |
Marketing tips, new cooking technologies and new products will be among the offerings at the California Restaurant Assn.'s convention scheduled for Saturday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. More than 40,000 people are expected to attend, and 1,300 exhibitors have booked space to show off products and services such as bulk foods and ingredients, new cooking devices, restaurant equipment and accessories.
February 17, 1994 |
Head-Turning Gimmick: The California Restaurant Assn. will use a giant "upside-down chef" to send a message to President Clinton. Attendees at the CRA's Southern California Foodservice Exposition at the Anaheim Convention Center on March 20 and 21 will write their opinion of Clinton's health care plan on a giant figure of an upside-down chef.
September 16, 1993 |
New Association Chief: Ronald F. Higgins, president and chief executive officer of Trans/Pacific Restaurants in Irvine, is the newly elected president of the California Restaurant Assn. His one-year term began Sept. 1. Higgins, a 23-year veteran of the food-service industry, previously was vice president of finance for Jolly Roger Inc. and Specialty Restaurants Inc. He also served as a vice president of finance and administration at Carl Karcher Enterprises.
July 26, 1993 |
Michael Rhodes, 34, entered the restaurant business at age 16 as a cook. He managed his first restaurant at 19 and worked for a Los Angeles-based chain before founding Orange-based Frontier Restaurants Inc., which owns eight Russell's Famous Hamburgers locations and five Knollwood family restaurants. Another Knollwood is scheduled to open early in 1994. In May, Rhodes was elected president of the Orange County chapter of the California Restaurant Assn.