January 04, 2024

New year, new you: Let the Association help your business

Start 2024 out right. Take advantage of the latest tools and programs we offer.
Show booth

Explore new food, equipment, and supply products at the National Restaurant Association Show, the western hemisphere’s largest gathering of foodservice professionals.

As we usher in a new year, the resolutions we make often require adopting new habits. With just a few mouse clicks, the Association can help you acquire better practices to improve your business operations.

Take in The Show. Explore hundreds of new food, equipment, and supply products at the western hemisphere’s largest gathering of foodservice professionals—the National Restaurant Association Show, May 18–21 in Chicago. Discover the latest FABI and KI awards recipients—cutting-edge food, beverage, and equipment products that are shaping the future of foodservice. Gain insight into topics that matter most to you and your business at an array of expert-led sessions and deep-dive workshops. And build connections both on and off the Show floor.

Network with peers. Sign up for the MEG Conference, May 15–17, at the Radisson Blu Aqua, Chicago, which brings together leaders and innovators in the industry to meet, learn, and celebrate all of what it means to be effective restaurant marketers. Or connect with your restaurant supply chain peers May 16–17 at the Swissotel, Chicago, at the Supply Chain Expert Exchange Spring Conference.

Be heard on behalf of your business. Register for our Public Affairs Conference April 15–17 in Washington, D.C., and be part of the industry’s largest grassroots advocacy event. In addition to meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to promote the legislation that supports our industry, conference attendees will hear from top political speakers.

Diversify your workforce. Learn how to enrich your DEI culture with ELEVATE and promote inclusion by celebrating Black History Month in February, Women’s History Month in March, Asian American Pacific Islander Month in May, and Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15–Oct. 15.

Catch our webinars covering topics as diverse as culinary trends, policy impacting the industry, restaurant technology, tax planning insights and opportunities, and more. 

Find your next great hire. Use the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s resources to help your employees advance their careers. Make a bet on a vet or invest in our youth, provide someone with a second chance with apprenticeship programs, or cultivate talent in your operation to take leadership roles. And find out how we can help you help employees afford the training that will let them take the next career step. 

Learn the latest on food traceability requirements. Beginning in 2026, restaurants will need to conduct specific record keeping if they use foods from the FDA's Food Traceability List. The Association has developed tools to help you determine if your restaurant must follow the FDA's new Food Traceability Rule

Offer your employees best-in-class benefits. The Association, in partnership with United Health Care, offers access to a suite of health care insurance programs that help meet the diverse needs of restaurant employers, employees, and their families. We also have other health-care solutions and services, including dental, vision, telehealth, and life and disability plans, that help meet the needs of our members. Request more info here.

Sharpen food safety skills. Help your staff get certified in all the ServSafe training programs (ServSafe, ServSafe Alcohol, and ServSafe Allergens, and all the ServSafe products for food handlers, managers, students, and trainers).

Bookmark the Association’s Events Calendar. See what’s already planned in 2024: Events Calendar | National Restaurant Association.

If you’re not yet a member, join the National Restaurant Association today!