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On the Menu: Trends in On- and Off-Premises Beverage Alcohol explores what’s new, what’s selling, and what’s next for the industry.Download
2023 State of the Restaurant Industry Report
Presenting the key factors impacting the industry including the current state of the economy, operations, workforce, and menus to forecast sales and identify market trends for the year ahead.Download
2022 DEI Survey Report and ELEVATE: DEI Framework for the Restaurant Industry
Landmark research measuring the awareness and perceived effectiveness of DEI practices among employers and employees in the industry pairs with ELEVATE, our proven guide to creating successful DEI programs in your business.Learn More
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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.
Always ReadyBe prepared to weather storms and natural disasters. Our guide offers tips and solutions on everything from insurance to emergency response to recovery’s next steps.
By the numbers: Industry performance 2022
Our Research & Knowledge Group is a leading authority on restaurant industry facts, stats and forecasts.
Restaurant industry sales in 2022, up from $824 billion in 2021
Foodservice industry jobs at the end of 2022 – having added 500K in 2021
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.
New Bill Provides Important Opportunity to Help Address Restaurant Industry Workforce ChallengesJune 08, 2023
Profits on Tap: More Than Half of Millennials and Gen Z Adults More Likely to Takeout from Restaurants Who Serve To-Go AlcoholJune 07, 2023Long past a survival tactic, among restaurant operators that offer alcoholic beverages with takeout or delivery orders, roughly 9 in 10 offer it with takeout orders. A new alcohol trends report breaks down the latest data on alcohol trends and preferences among restaurant owners and consumers.
Bill Introducing Competition in Credit Card Swipe Fees Would Save Restaurant Operators Billions Every YearJune 07, 2023The bipartisan Credit Card Competition Act, would inject competition into swipe fees by prohibiting card issuers from forcing restaurants to use the issuer’s processing network, driving down costs for both operators and diners.