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By the numbers: Industry performance 2021
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Restaurant industry sales in 2021, down $65 billion from 2019’s pre-pandemic levels
Restaurant industry employees at the end of 2021, down 1 million from pre-pandemic levels
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.
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Will Not Help RestaurantsAugust 04, 2022The Association cannot support the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 in its current form. This bill provides no relief for restaurants and will likely raise prices for our supply chain partners, costs that will eventually pass down to local restaurants.
Industry Releases DEI Research and Framework for Building Successful DEI ProgramsAugust 03, 2022The landmark DEI report measures the awareness and perceived effectiveness of DEI practices among employers and employees and ELEVATE – A Menu for Change provides proactive business strategies to build a more diverse, inclusive, and engaged workforce.
National Restaurant Association to SBA: Release $180M in RRF FundsJuly 27, 2022In a letter to the SBA, the Association seeks distribution of $180M of unobligated fund to pending applicants in a fair and timely manner.