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By the numbers: Industry performance 2021
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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.
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.
Association Statement on the California FAST Recovery ActAugust 30, 2022If signed by the governor, the legislation will establish a board to regulate counter-service restaurants
National Food Safety Month Goes Back to Basics, Looking at “Food Safety at Every Level”August 23, 2022NFSM focused on how restaurant employees at every level are essential to making the foods they serve safe.