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Issues & AdvocacyThe National Restaurant Association supports restaurants of every size at every level of government. As the nation's second-largest, private sector employer, our industry is uniquely impacted by some of the most important issues facing our country today.
Join Kids LiveWell!Kids LiveWell makes it easy for you to offer better-for-you meal options to parents dining with children in your restaurants. Explore the menu items that meet the latest nutrition criteria through this free marketing program.
2023 What's Hot Culinary ForecastDrawing on the culinary expertise of 500 professional chefs, the Association’s What’s Hot report forecasts top menu trends from a list of 110 items in 11 categories curated by the Association and Technomic’s Menu Research & Insights Division.
By the numbers: Industry performance 2022
Our Research & Knowledge Group is a leading authority on restaurant industry facts, stats and forecasts.
Restaurant industry sales in 2022, up from $824 billion in 2021
Foodservice industry jobs at the end of 2022 – having added 500K in 2021
9 in 10 restaurants
have fewer than 50 employees
8 in 10 restaurant owners
started their industry careers in entry-level positions
Webinars, podcasts, industry events and conferences inform the specific interests of all restaurant industry professionals. Here’s what’s on deck.
The latest news and information from the National Restaurant Association designed to help you operate a successful restaurant.
National Restaurant Association Statement on Proposed Changes to Overtime CalculationsAugust 30, 2023Association statement on proposed rule to update the current overtime regulations.
Gerry A. Fernandez, Founder and President of the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance to Step Down After 27 YearsAugust 24, 2023
National Food Safety Month Delves into the ‘Why’ of Common Food Safety PracticesAugust 24, 2023This year for National Food Safety Month, ServSafe is cracking the code on the time-tested, science-based skills that help prevent foodborne illnesses.