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July 16, 2020

Restaurant sales hit a pandemic high in June, but were far below normal

The total shortfall in restaurant and foodservice sales reached an estimated $145 billion during the first four months of the pandemic.

July 16, 2020

#RestaurantsAreHere supports social justice and the Black community

Even as they struggle with the pandemic, operators are donating food, hosting conversations, and supporting just causes during this critical time.

July 14, 2020

Your employee tested positive for COVID-19. Now what?

The Association’s Restaurant Law Center offers guidance on what to do next.

July 13, 2020

Once a problem, protein shortages are no longer an issue

The supply chain faced challenges at the outset of the coronavirus outbreak, but experts say production is now nearly back to normal.

July 10, 2020

Reopening design strategies: Managing the BOH and receiving

If you’re welcoming customers back to dine in, you’ll want to add supply receiving and other back-of-house protocols to your coronavirus safety arsenal.

July 8, 2020

How to stay health-care compliant as a small business

Learn to avoid the practices that can get you fined.

July 7, 2020

Plant-based meats create a paradigm shift for consumers

Plant-based meat selections appeal to meat eaters in a way traditional vegetarian substitutions haven’t.

July 7, 2020

Master checklist helps Blazing Onion manage restaurant reopenings

Formed over time and assembled from multiple resources, detailed checklist covers a full gamut of reopening to-do tasks.

July 2, 2020

Join the ServSafe Dining Commitment

Restaurants follow safe food handling protocols as a matter of course, but new practices are called for to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Now you can show how you’re actively reducing risk.

July 2, 2020

Restaurants added 1.5 million jobs for the second consecutive month

The impressive two-month employment bounce only marks the beginning of a long climb back to pre-coronavirus staffing levels.

July 1, 2020

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

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

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

Reopening design strategies: 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.