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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.
Restaurant Industry Children’s Nutrition Commitment Highlighted at White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and HealthSeptember 28, 2022Industry commitment to expanding and promoting Kids LiveWell highlighted at White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.
National Restaurant Association Seeks EIDL Relief for Small Business Restaurants Struggling with Economic HardshipSeptember 26, 2022The Association sent a letter to the SBA seeking relief options for small business restaurant operators with COVID-19 EIDL.
New Restaurant-Specific Disaster Preparation Guide Will Help Operators be “Always Ready”September 13, 2022To support restaurants of all sizes across the country, the National Restaurant Association has created an industry-specific disaster preparation guide, Always Ready: Natural Disasters.