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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 2023
Our Research & Knowledge Group is a leading authority on restaurant industry facts, stats and forecasts.
Restaurant industry sales in in 2023, up from $966 billion in 2022
Foodservice industry jobs at the end of 2023, after adding 600k jobs during the year
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.
National Restaurant Association and Restaurant Law Center Call on the FTC to Exclude Restaurants from “Junk Fees” RuleFebruary 09, 2024In comments they call the proposal unwarranted and unlawful, and highlight significant unintended consequences for consumers.
Restaurant Industry Sales Forecast to Set $1.1 Trillion Record in 2024February 06, 2024Restaurant optimism fueled by continued employment growth, technology advancements and expanded consumer use of restaurant apps, off-premises and loyalty programs.
National Restaurant Association Statement on House Passage of Joint Employer CRAJanuary 12, 2024Association statement on the House vote on the H.J. Res. 98, the Congressional Review Act regarding the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) final rule, “Standard for Determining Joint Employer Status.”