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April 6, 2018

Brinker to take on 250 apprentices

The company is working with our Educational Foundation to prepare the apprentices for rewarding careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

April 3, 2018

New plan offers small operators affordable health insurance

The initiative will help smaller businesses provide quality, affordable health care to their employees.

March 21, 2018

Spokin CEO helps food allergy customers speak up

When Susie Hultquist's daughter was diagnosed with food allergies, she decided they would not make her child's life unmanageable. She created Spokin, an app to make dining out easier.

March 8, 2018

Katherine Lam: Stirring up success

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, meet Katherine Lam, president and co-owner of Bambuza Vietnam Kitchen in Portland, Ore. She is part of our Portland Women Stir the Pot event on March 13. Here is her story.

March 6, 2018

Sweeney: Increase diversity to recruit, retain great staff

Restaurants are the nation’s second-largest private-sector employer, with one of the most diverse workforces in the country. They're in a key position to drive gender equity.

March 4, 2018

WFF, industry aim to lead way on gender equity

The leaders of the food industry’s three main business associations helped the Women's Foodservice Forum kick off its initiative supporting gender equity.

March 2, 2018

Women who 'stir the pot' in Portland, Ore.

Three female restaurateurs offer advice on how to succeed in business.

February 19, 2018

3 black entrepreneurs help industry embrace diversity

Don Thompson, Junior Bridgeman and J. Phillip Holloman are successful business leaders committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. Here's a look at their careers.

February 7, 2018

Sustainability report focuses on industry’s eco-friendly efforts

New research from the National Restaurant Association highlights steps restaurants are taking to protect the environment.

February 6, 2018

New guides help restaurants reduce food waste

The two guides help restaurants implement strategies and best practices to cut food waste.

February 5, 2018

1st and goal: ProStart kids score big at Taste of NFL

Minnesota ProStart students assisted chefs at Taste of the NFL, the National Football League’s premier event to end hunger in America.

January 29, 2018

What does the future of food safety look like?

New technology will help foodservice businesses respond more quickly and efficiently to foodborne illness outbreaks, food safety expert Beth Johnson said.

January 11, 2018

Protect yourself from illness outbreaks. ServSafe tells how

Find out how to protect guests from foodborne illness. Get food safety advice from our ServSafe team.

January 5, 2018

How important is innovation to you?

We asked restaurant industry execs how they innovate at their businesses.

January 2, 2018

These 9 food trends will heat up sales in 2018

We asked 700 professional chefs to tell us which foods would heat up sales in 2018. Here are nine to savor.

December 22, 2017

In 2018, prep for 'The Apprentice, part 2'

With 2018 around the corner, our apprenticeship program is getting ready to begin its second year of operation — and we can't wait!

December 11, 2017

We’ll drink to that: Top 5 alcohol trends for 2018

In our new What’s Hot Culinary Forecast, we asked 700 chefs to give us their thoughts on the top alcoholic beverage trends for 2018. Here's what they said.

December 6, 2017

The top 10 HOT trends for 2018

Healthful, simple and sustainable items are just some of the choices that will be top of mind for diners next year.

December 1, 2017

Industry vet Fassler dies at 75

The foodservice executive and former chair of the National Restaurant Association and its Educational Foundation died Dec. 1.

November 13, 2017

National Restaurant Association CEO at President's Apprenticeship Task Force meeting

Dawn Sweeney, the Association's president & CEO, attended the government task force's first meeting.

November 10, 2017

Support veterans on the holiday and year-round

Many restaurant companies are helping veterans transition into civilian careers in our industry.

November 6, 2017

For restaurants, big data is big business

At our recent technology and innovation conference, experts explained how big data helps operators understand who their customers are.

October 31, 2017

Red Robin franchisee shines light on the gift of giving

For Mike Axiotis and the Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group, giving back is part of the culture.

October 30, 2017

Jose Andres, Alice Waters talk about power of food

At a Washington Post event, the renowned restaurateurs explain how they use food as a tool for change.

October 19, 2017

What’s up with food safety? Here’s your helping

Food safety experts met in the nation's capital for our annual Quality Assurance meeting. They shared best practices that help protect our restaurants and the public health.