Washington, DC – Marketplace is an affinity program designed to help restaurant owners and operators get the most from their operations budget. The program, exclusively available to Association members, offers pricing advantages on key products and services, including access to capital, inventory management systems, cyber insurance, and data security.  Overhead costs account for nearly 30 percent of a restaurant’s budget, and this program helps operators invest more in their employees and customers.

In addition to fiscal savings, Marketplace provides education and thought leadership to Association members through a network of experts across various subject matters. “Our goal with Marketplace is to help our restaurant operator members grow their business and succeed,” said Perry Quinn, Senior Vice President of Business Innovation Development, National Restaurant Association. “Many of our members are small business owners, and for a number of them, accessing these products individually can be difficult. The Association is able to negotiate group access at discounted costs, making it more budget-friendly. We are proud to be able to provide greater value for all of our hard-working members.”

Currently, Marketplace provides exclusive offers from some of the industry’s most recognizable partners, including United Healthcare®, Credibly®, Office Depot®, SIMPLE®, Heartland Payment Systems, 360 CoveragePros, and Restaurant Business Magazine. Additional partners will be available soon.  More details are available at: Restaurant.org/Membership/Marketplace.  

Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of 15.3 million employees. We represent the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocate on its behalf. We sponsor the industry's largest trade show (National Restaurant Association Show May 16-19, 2020, in Chicago); leading food safety training and certification program (ServSafe); unique career-building high school program (the NRAEF's ProStart). For more information, visit Restaurant.org and find us on Twitter @WeRRestaurants, Facebook and YouTube.

Contact: Vanessa Sink (202) 331-5900