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By the numbers: Industry performance 2021
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Restaurant industry sales in 2021, down $65 billion from 2019’s pre-pandemic levels
Restaurant industry employees at the end of 2021, down 1 million from pre-pandemic levels
9 in 10 restaurants
have fewer than 50 employees
8 in 10 restaurant owners
started their industry careers in entry-level positions
Webinars, podcasts, industry events and conferences inform the specific interests of all restaurant industry professionals. Here’s what’s on deck.
The latest news and information from the National Restaurant Association designed to help you operate a successful restaurant.
House Data Privacy Bill Presents Systemic Challenges for Restaurant IndustryJune 24, 2022The National Restaurant Association has concerns that American Data Privacy and Protection Act would present significant challenges for large and small operators.
Association Applauds Final Passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform ActJune 14, 2022After months of advocacy, the final agreement modernizes federal shipping law to address supply chain disruptions
Hopes of Replenishing RRF Dashed by SenateMay 19, 2022Association Statement on Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022 vote.