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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.
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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.
National Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Name 2023 BoardsJanuary 26, 2023The National Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) today announced their 2023 board officers and directors.
Restaurant Operators End 2022 With Mixed OutlookJanuary 05, 20232022 was a year of uncontrollable pressures for restaurant operators: rising inflation forced supply costs up, made borrowing capital more difficult, and forced them to raise menu prices.
Association Tells DOL Changes to Independent Contractor Rule Would Create Significant Uncertainty for IndustryDecember 20, 2022