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July 1, 2020

In the COVID-19 dining landscape, restaurants learn how to survive and thrive

Operators who emphasize personal safety and ramp up technology are the ones who will attract consumers who want to dine at restaurants again.

June 30, 2020

Healthier dining habits drive menu innovation

In this first of a five-part nutrition series, we look at the impact of plant-forward additions to restaurant menus

June 26, 2020

What customers should expect when dining in

Operators will have to help customers navigate a new set of ground rules as they return to restaurants.

June 24, 2020

Wondering which reopening regulations apply and where? The Association tracks them for you.

The National Restaurant Association is compiling regularly updated lists of reopening regulations, food-safety training reopening regs, mask requirements, and state off-premises alcohol permissions.

June 24, 2020

Black chefs talk about racism through personal and professional lenses

Marcus Samuelsson, Carla Hall lead discussion on what can be done to provide equity in the restaurant industry.

June 24, 2020

Casual-dining CEOs talk lessons learned from COVID-19, look to the future

Conversation covered everything from PPP to real estate, supply chain and opening grocery stores in restaurants. What’s working, and what’s next?

June 22, 2020

Use your membership benefit to shop the new Reopening Marketplace

The Reopening Marketplace is a new addition to the National Restaurant Association’s Marketplace member affinity program.

June 19, 2020

Best practices for welcoming your staff back to your restaurant

Equipment, training, schedule flexibility are keys to ensuring they feel comfortable serving guests on site again.

June 19, 2020

Restaurant employment rose in all 50 states and DC in May

While the May job growth is a positive sign, it only marks the beginning of a painfully long road to recovery for the restaurant industry.

June 18, 2020

Association’s CEO praises Supreme Court ruling to uphold DACA policy

Says decision is the validation of the American dream for thousands of restaurant owners and workers.

June 17, 2020

Design Strategies Part 2: Keeping staff safe

Reassuring your staff that you’re taking safety precautions will encourage them to return to work and demonstrate confidence to customers.

June 16, 2020

Restaurant sales remain well below normal levels, despite May uptick

The total shortfall in restaurant and foodservice sales likely surpassed $120 billion during the first three months of the pandemic.

June 16, 2020

In the hardest times, philanthropy thrives in restaurants

In communities across the country, restaurants unite against the challenges of coronavirus, focusing their efforts on helping each other in new and creative ways.

June 12, 2020

Design strategies for restaurants reopening during the pandemic

As restaurants reopen, our upcoming series will help you consider strategies and design hacks to minimize risk to employees, guests and food.

June 12, 2020

Coronavirus continues to devastate restaurant industry, new research finds

New survey indicates operators don’t expect to profit in foreseeable future; many who permanently closed businesses say they’ll likely exit industry for good.

June 10, 2020

What the new Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act means for you

The legislation signed last week is good news for the restaurant industry, fixing some of the problems with the Paycheck Protection Program.

June 9, 2020

Get the word out your restaurant is OPEN for business

In addition to ensuring the well-being of guests and staff, you’ve got to let customers know you’re open and that it’s safe to dine with you.

June 9, 2020

6 ways menus may change due to coronavirus

As businesses reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, restaurants are quickly adapting menus to serve diners and protect public health.

June 5, 2020

Restaurant employment is starting to rebound from the historic losses

Although restaurants added 1.4 million jobs in May, their staffing levels remain down more than any other industry.

June 4, 2020

Association CEO emphasizes industry unity as restaurants reopen

Association’s Tom Bené says every component of the restaurant and foodservice industry will need to come together for a full recovery.

June 3, 2020

Coronavirus cybercrime can attack your restaurant system, too

Security experts advise vigilance and extra authentication to prevent cybercriminals from causing data breaches.

June 2, 2020

Ready restaurants to reopen with this kitchen equipment checklist

Foodservice equipment experts offer checklist of what to do to ensure you get your kitchen equipment operating safely when reopening.

June 2, 2020

Restaurant tech to improve business after COVID-19

Technology that reduces contact and speeds transactions will be a key part of a restaurant’s recovery toolkit.

June 2, 2020

Restaurant operators do not anticipate a rapid improvement in business

Sales, employment and capital spending levels are expected to remain dampened through the end of the year.

May 27, 2020

Restaurants take action to assure customers it’s safe to dine in

Visible safety measures and transparent communications are just two ways operators are showing their commitment to protecting guests when they return to dining in.