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September 20, 2019

Consumers want to increase their restaurant frequency

One-half of baby boomers want to use takeout and delivery more often.

September 20, 2019

Consumers have mixed feelings about the economy

Six in 10 millennials give the economy negative marks.

September 19, 2019

Lawmakers take aim at single-use packaging in restaurants

Cities and states are imposing new restrictions or bans on certain types of packaging used in restaurants. 

September 16, 2019

5 ways to improve a Food Safety Management System

For week 3 of National Food Safety Month, we're offering free tools on how to improve your restaurant’s Food Safety Management System.

September 13, 2019

Correcting tax code error remains top priority

The Qualified Improvement Property (QIP) glitch correction remains our top tax policy priority as Congress returns to session.

September 13, 2019

Growth in higher-income households bolsters restaurant sales

The number of households with income above $100,000 jumped 29 percent during the last seven years.

September 12, 2019

21 clever restaurant innovations

As the Restaurant Innovation Summit approaches, we set the creative-thinking process in motion with lots of great examples.

September 12, 2019

Eating well with less waste

More sustainable packaging and less food waste headline D.C. discussion

September 12, 2019

Americans love restaurants. Here are 5 reasons why.

Great hospitality, good food and good times are just some of the reasons why consumers love our industry.

September 10, 2019

Restaurateur Odom makes $1.1M ProStart donation

Odom's donation brings the two-year program, which teaches culinary arts and management skills, to local students interested in industry careers.

September 9, 2019

National Food Safety Month enters week 2

This week we’re sharing information on encouraging employees to provide input if improvements to a Food Safety Management System are needed.

September 9, 2019

How to build a restaurant innovation team

There’s an art to assembling a team of effective innovators; a diversity of skills is a key part of it

August 30, 2019

National Food Safety Month is here

Learn how a food-safety management system is the foundation for controlling and minimizing your operation’s risk.

August 27, 2019

See your business through your customer's eyes

November’s Restaurant Innovation Summit will teach you how to give guests what they want, sometimes before they even know they want it. 

August 26, 2019

Toss or keep?

If your food inventory is exposed to severe weather, err on side of food safety

August 14, 2019

Cash, chargers, flashlights – check out this storm-ready checklist

With storm season underway, the Association offers tips operators can use to help keep their employees, guests and businesses safe.

August 14, 2019

Weathering the storm: Insurance you didn’t know you needed

As the wind carries the patio furniture through your plate-glass windows, you have to ask yourself: Is my insurance going to cover this?

August 13, 2019

Where will your company get its next Big Idea?

Association welcomes MIT innovation visionary David Robertson as Restaurant Innovation Summit keynote for November event. 

August 8, 2019

Restaurants continue to face staffing challenges

Competition for employees in the restaurant industry remains intense, despite recent decline in job openings.

August 2, 2019

Get ready for a serving of sustainability

Join us for this deep dive into restaurant sustainability practices, Sept 10-11 in Washington, D.C.

August 2, 2019

Fresh basil from Mexico may be at root of foodborne illness outbreak

U.S. health officials are investigating whether fresh basil exported by a Mexican grower is responsible for an outbreak of 132 cases of Cyclospora illnesses in four states.

August 2, 2019

How chefs are making kitchens a better place to work

Restaurateurs recognized for running healthy kitchen environments share their best practices.

August 1, 2019

Delivery, evolving technology disrupt industry

Leading operators dig into trends affecting their brands in Association’s new podcast series, Fast Casual Insider.

July 26, 2019

Kids transitioning from the legal system are ready to work

A Q&A with Chad Houser, founder of Café Momentum, Dallas, and keynoter during the National Restaurant Association’s 2019 Marketing Executives Group conference held in May in Chicago.

July 16, 2019

Register for the Restaurant Innovation Summit

The summit will bring restaurateurs together with innovative thinkers in an effort to provide solutions to challenges that affect business.