Only the National Restaurant Association brings together our industry's many business models, disciplines, trends and possibilities to advance the industry and your company.

Click below to explore our different membership categories.

  • Restaurant Operators

    Restaurant members represent tableservice, quickservice, on-site foodservice, cafeterias, and more.
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    From discounts on products to rich research reports to in-depth information on the latest battle on Capitol Hill, we have you covered.  Learn more about the benefits of membership in the National Restaurant Association.

    Advocacy and Representation

    Regulations and laws that control how you can operate your business and impact its success come up or change regularly. The National Restaurant Association employs a seasoned team of regulatory experts, lawyers, and communication specialists who understand the needs of the restaurant industry as it monitors laws and advocates on the industry’s behalf. Working daily with our SRA partners, we handle the issues so you can focus on what matters most: running a successful restaurant. Learn about the top issues impacting the industry.

    Education and Connection

    We believe in peer-to-peer learning and the value of personal connections. We offer programs and initiatives that create opportunities for you to meet and learn from other restaurant and foodservice industry professionals, including those who do what you do. Learn about how you can get involved in our 8 Expert Exchanges and join our Restaurant Community platform.

    Also, admission to the National Restaurant Association Show is free to all members.

    Research and Insight

    Our Research & Knowledge Group brings decades of economic insight to the restaurant industry to keep members abreast of business conditions in the short and long term. With regular operator and consumers surveys, reports, and analysis of economic indicators, members know where to turn for the data to back their business decisions.

    Discounts and Offers, Including Health Care

    Membership entitles you to an array of compelling member discounts and preferred pricing on services and products that help supply, advance and protect restaurant businesses. Browse our Marketplace to see the goods and services on offer.

    And check out our incredible member Health Care benefits offerings.

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  • Allied Members

    For any company, including industry suppliers, distributors, and consultants, that supplies goods and services to the industry
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    Allied membership provides extraordinary opportunities to cost-effectively reach prospects nationwide, build your image and customer relationships, and instantly access restaurant industry intelligence.
     

    Support your marketing plan to reach foodservice operators

    • Use of the Allied Member logo on your website, industry events, or on marketing materials to position your company as an Allied Member and supporter of the restaurant industry.
    • Complimentary registration to the National Restaurant Association Show to the network with colleagues and stay on top of trends.
    • Special Member access on event sponsorship opportunities to network directly with operators, raise market awareness and boost image.
    • Exclusive, member-only sponsorship opportunities of Manage My Restaurant, a content hub on Restaurant.org providing operators with tactical tips and advice.

    Gain industry insights that provide a competitive edge

    • Complimentary member copy of State of Industry Report, to keep pulse on the industry’s financial, employment and growth outlook.
    • Member discount on Restaurant TrendMapper, providing timely analysis of economic trends and forecast of key indicators on the national and state levels.
    • Member exclusive access to the Knowledge Center, a team of Information Specialists who can answer your questions on trends, statistics and more, allowing you to prepare for issues that could impact your customers.

    Support policy efforts that enable our industry’s growth

    • Access to legal and public affairs insights regarding important regulatory issues and support work to protect the industry on issues such as expanded joint employer standard, tax reform, health care, menu labeling and more.
    • Access to webinars on industry trends and topical operator issues providing you with unique insights, knowledge and competitive advantage
    • Subscription to newsletters to stay current on issues significantly impact your customers’ profits and operations
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  • Students

    Full-time students in a 2 or 4 year restaurant/hospitality program who are 18 years or older.
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    Easy access to information with our toll-free hotline

    The Assocation's Knowledge Center is the leading information source for the restaurant industry. Our information specialists can answer your questions on food and consumer trends, industry statistics, new and popular recipes, financial matters, and much more! Save time and money by letting our staff do the research for you.

    Scholarship information

    The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has provided more than $5.5 million in scholarships to high school students, post-secondary students and educators in the past six years to further their restaurant-and-hospitality education. You can learn more about scholarships, fellowships, and career opportunities from our Educational Foundation.

    Free National Restaurant Association, Hotel-Motel Show Attendance

    Join more than 65,000 industry professionals in Chicago every year for the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, the largest foodservice show in North America. Network with the industry's leading restaurateurs and discover what's new in equipment, food, technology, education and training.

    Discounts on educational programs, publications and materials

    The National Restaurant Association and its Educational Foundation offer significant discounts – up to 50 percent off – in the National Restaurant Association Store on books, manuals and videos on training, safety issues and consumer trends, just to name a few.

    Research reports

    Get access to the National Restaurant Association's cutting-edge restaurant-industry research. Some reports are available FREE to members, while others are offered to members at discounts of up to 50 percent.

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  • Faculty

    For full-time educators in an accredited program in the restaurant/hospitality field.
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    Easy access to information with our toll-free hotline

    Our Knowledge Center is the leading information source for the restaurant industry. Our information specialists are available to answer any questions you may have regarding food and consumer trends, industry statistics, new and popular recipes, financial matters, and much more! Save time and money by allowing our staff to do the research for you.

    Free National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show Attendance

    Join over 65,000 industry professionals in Chicago every year for the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, the largest foodservice show in North America. Network with some of the industry's leading restaurateurs and discover what's new in equipment, food, technology, education, and training.

    Discounts on educational programs, publications and materials

    The National Restaurant Association and its Educational Foundation offer significant discounts—up to 50% off—on books, manuals and videos on training, safety issues and consumer trends, just to name a few. You will also receive information on scholarships, fellowships, and career opportunities from our Educational Foundation.

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  • Government Funded Facility with Foodservices

    Open to any government-funded or subsidized foodservice facility, state health care facilities, schools, prisons, military foodservice establishments, etc.
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    Easy access to information with our toll-free hotline

    Our Knowledge Center is the leading information source for the restaurant industry. Our information specialists are available to answer any questions you may have regarding food and consumer trends, industry statistics, new and popular recipes, financial matters, and much more! Save time and money by allowing our staff to do the research for you.

    Free National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show Attendance

    Join over 65,000 industry professionals in Chicago every year for the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, the largest foodservice show in North America. Network with some of the industry's leading restaurateurs and discover what's new in equipment, food, technology, education, and training.

    Discounts on educational programs, publications and materials

    The National Restaurant Association and its Educational Foundation offer significant discounts—up to 50% off—on books, manuals and videos on training, safety issues and consumer trends, just to name a few. You will also receive information on scholarships, fellowships, and career opportunities from our Educational Foundation.

    Join Now
  • International

    Any firm that operates facilities and/or supplies meal service on a regular basis for others and has no foodservice outlets in the United States.
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    Easy access to information with our knowledge center

    Our Knowledge Center is the leading information source for the restaurant industry. Our information specialists are available to answer any questions you may have regarding food and consumer trends, industry statistics, new and popular recipes, financial matters, and much more! Save time and money by allowing our staff to do the research for you.

    Free National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show Attendance

    Join over 65,000 industry professionals in Chicago every year for the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, the largest foodservice show in North America. Network with some of the industry's leading restaurateurs and discover what's new in equipment, food, technology, education, and training.

    Discounts on educational programs, publications and materials

    The National Restaurant Association and its Educational Foundation offer significant discounts—up to 50% off—on books, manuals and videos on training, safety issues and consumer trends, just to name a few. You will also receive information on scholarships, fellowships, and career opportunities from our Educational Foundation.

    Join Now