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MARCH 2023

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Three Considerations When Franchising Your Business

Franchising is a method of distributing products or services through the license of a brand and a system.  It can be a lucrative growth strategy for a business (the franchisor) as it allows a business to grow its brand through providing the use of its intellectual property to others (the franchisee) in exchange for certain fees.  


City of Boston Implements Permanent Outdoor Dining Program

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announces a post-pandemic program to promote outdoor dining and streamline permitting for local restaurants. 


36 restaurant industry predictions for 2023

It’s been a wild couple of years for the restaurant industry. 2022 was no different, with brands fully embracing the new post-pandemic norm and adapting to technologies, tools and strategies that made their restaurants more efficient and responsive to the rapidly changing demands of the mainstream consumer.


Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality

By Jacob Tomsky

Jacob Tomsky’s antics in nearly every facet of the hotel business are on full display in Heads in Beds Heads: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality.  Equal parts humor, shock and candor, Tomsky’s memoir is an insider’s journey though the ups and downs of a life in hospitality.  It’s a wild ride, in the spirit of Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential, with a humorous approach to the seedier side of the business, along with numerous secrets of the trade for good measure.

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Restaurants Reinvented: Putting Growth Back on the Menu

Episode: What's Self-Care Got to Do With It?


In this episode, “The Restaurant Coach" Donald Burns discusses the leadership, culture, and self-care crisis within the restaurant industry and explores how self-care and empathetic leadership are  pivotal to improving restaurant cultures and team.

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RIW Sponsors the 2023 Women in Hospitality Conference co-hosted by the Massachusetts Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and Let’s Talk Womxn Boston.

RIW's Hospitality Group was a sponsor of the first annual Women in Hospitality Conference, January 11th at Gather/District Hall. See our LinkedIn Post

RIW Attorney Kelly Caralis selected as a competition judge for the 2023 Massachusetts ProStart Invitational


Kelly Caralis will be a critical thinking judge for the Management Competition at the upcoming 2023 Massachusetts ProStart Invitational taking place March 21st at Gillette Stadium. 


Congratulations to RIW client Tavern in the Square on the recent opening of their new location in Tyngsborough, MA.

Congratulations to RIW client Cataumet Fish Market on securing a liquor license in the town of Bourne, MA.

RIW wishes client Chef Karen Akunowicz the best of luck as she competes in the fourth season of Guy Fieri’s Tournament of Champions. 

Congratulations to RIW client MPZ Holdings on their acquisition of another six locations of Marco's Pizza.


Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced that the city has hired Corean Reynolds as its first director of nightlife, whose responsibilities will include fostering more nightlife options and addressing the lack of late-night public transportation. 


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