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By the numbers: Industry performance 2020
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Restaurant industry sales in 2020, down $240 billion from expected levels
Restaurant industry employees at the end of 2020, down 3.1 million from expected 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.
Association Statement on House Passage of the Build Back Better ActNovember 19, 2021A statement from Sean Kennedy, executive vice president of Public Affairs, in response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing the Build Back Better Act.
Restaurant Gift Cards are the Holiday Present Everyone Will DevourNovember 18, 2021Support recovering local restaurants by shopping on Small Business Saturday
Restaurant Menus in 2022 will Focus on Healthier Planet and Healthier ConsumersNovember 16, 2021National Restaurant Association releases annual What’s Hot survey revealing top menu trends for the year ahead