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Issues & AdvocacyThe National Restaurant Association supports restaurants of every size at every level of government. As the nation's second-largest, private sector employer, our industry is uniquely impacted by some of the most important issues facing our country today.
Join Kids LiveWell!Kids LiveWell makes it easy for you to offer better-for-you meal options to parents dining with children in your restaurants. Explore the menu items that meet the latest nutrition criteria through this free marketing program.
National Food Safety MonthDuring NFSM, ServSafe wants to educate everyone—from frontline food handlers to executives—by focusing on creating a culture of food safety. Get your free training materials today.
By the numbers: Industry performance 2021
Our Research & Knowledge Group is a leading authority on restaurant industry facts, stats and forecasts.
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.
ServSafe Offers Tools, Training to Serve Up Holiday ‘Cheers’ ResponsiblyDecember 01, 2022ServSafe Alcohol and the ServItUp resource center help restaurant owners and operators provide responsible alcohol service this holiday season.
National Restaurant Association Statement on the Release of $83 Million in Restaurant Revitalization Fund GrantsNovember 23, 2022Today, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the release of $83 million dollars in unobligated Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) grants to 169 operators with pending applications.
Association and RLC Urge FTC to Consider Proposed Data Security Rule’s Impact on IndustryNovember 17, 2022In the comments, the industry advocacy groups express concern with the proposed rules and their potential to negatively impact the industry and consumers.