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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.
2022 DEI Survey Report and ELEVATELandmark 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.
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.
Restaurants Ready for the Holiday Rush with More Consumers Planning to Dine OutDecember 06, 2023Consumers Are Choosing to Let Restaurants Do the Cooking to Spend Quality Time with Family and Friends
TikTok, International Comfort Foods, and Nashville Hot are Coming to a Restaurant Menu Near YouNovember 15, 2023The line between restaurant menus and home cooking is blurring, thanks to social media like TikTok and across all the food categories, comfort foods ruled the day, according to the 2024 What's Hot Culinary Forecast.
Time, Temperature and Cleanliness are Top Priorities for Safely Enjoying Thanksgiving Dinner and LeftoversNovember 14, 2023To combat common Thanksgiving food safety mistakes, ServSafe® and the National Restaurant Association are sharing their top five food safety tips.