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At The Table with Utah Restaurant Association CEO

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At The Table with Utah Restaurant Association CEO Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:43:54 +0000 At The Table with Utah Restaurant Association CEO At The Table with Utah Restaurant Association CEO KTVX ABC 4 Salt Lake City emily it's thursday and that means jami and katy from the utah restaurant association and sam from devour utah magazine are back "at the table". this week they're sitting down with melva sine, president and ceo of the utah restaurant association at ruth's chris steakhouse in downtown salt lake city. [e3]at the table open-open top 1:14-1:20 sam welcome melva sine ceo of the utah restaurant association. melva thank you it's a pleasure to be here. sam thank you one of my top five restaurants ever is ruth chris downtown salt lake city. katy you know we love ruth chris, i had an insider truck i happened to know that mel they're really really enjoys the ruth chris. sam so she's the reason we're here? jami she's the reason we're here. melva does not have a favorite restaurant in salt lake city, or in utah in general. but she does like a really well prepared steak. melva oh my gosh it smells fantastic! sam it looks good kyle. katy it looks awesome. sam ladies, i don't know if you can hear it... but can you hear my plate right now? jami i can hear your plate - katy it is singing - sam it's sizzling, it's popping. melva i'm always interested in you. you're a jack of all trades and you have mastered a lot of them? melva my very first job was in the restaurant industry and i would walk every day from east high school and go to work at the taco bell that was just below 900 south on state street. jami melva tell us a little bit about the prostart program? melva the prostart program is a high school professional restaurant management program that covers both aspects of our industry and we been doing in utah now for 21 years. sam you've done so much with legislation, all of the hours you have spent up on capitol hill recently? melva legislation is a part of the process that we, as the utah restaurant association, we are very involved at every level of legislation; local, state, and nationally. this year at the state capital, you know things were very involved with legislation that was going to impact our industry and so we were heavily involved in making sure that whatever legislation came out this year would accomplish and meet the needs of the restaurant industry. jami so melva will you give us just a few more statistics about the industry in utah? melva in terms of employees there's over 100,000 people employed in the restaurant industry we are a $3.6 billion industry. jami per year?! melva yes annually. katy there's a lot of different styles of restaurants and it can be an arduous task to try to represent them all. how do you balance all of that? melva well the great thing about the restaurant industry is that everybody cares about everyone else. so when we recently were facing these legislative issues even though some restaurants may not be involved in that. they're all there, you can call in a restaurant owner who understands that every aspect of the restaurant industry is serving the public and helping one another. sam if i'm a restaurant or how do i join your association? melva well the utah restaurant association is a nonprofit organization we pay each other it's a dual process of them joining the association and then getting involved because that's when we all win. katy what do you love about utah and utah restaurants? melva i think it's that their desire to be unique. utah is highlighted as the number one state for business and restaurants are definitely a part of that economic engine that makes utah successful. jami it's clear that the utah restaurant industry is your one of your passion, your children and your grandchildren, football is a passion... what else don't we know? melva i was a tomboy, i was raised my three brothers. and i was the only girl. and i could beat them all up, so you know. sam i've interviewed you a couple times melva and i always learn something

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