WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Restaurant Association's 2014 Restaurant Industry Forecast, nine in 10 consumers say they enjoy going to restaurants and three out of four say dining out is a better use of their time than cooking and cleaning up. NRA research also shows that diners cite good value, good service and favorite menu items as top attributes when choosing a restaurant, as well as factoring in many other features into their decision matrix, including healthy menu items, locally sourced ingredients and technology options.
The 2014 Restaurant Industry Forecast report is available as a comprehensive publication, as well as in six separate sections by topic under the common name Restaurant Industry 2014: Sales & Economic Forecast; Workforce Outlook & Trends; Tableservice Trends; Limited-Service Trends; Technology Trends; and Food & Menu Trends.
Visit Restaurant.org/Forecast for more information.
Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises 990,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of more than 13.5 million employees. We represent the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocate on its behalf. We operate the industry's largest trade show (NRA Show May 17-20, 2014, in Chicago); leading food safety training and certification program (ServSafe); unique career-building high school program (the NRAEF's ProStart); as well as the Kids LiveWell program promoting healthful kids' menu options. For more information, visit www.restaurant.org and find us on Twitter @WeRRestaurants, Facebook and YouTube.
SOURCE National Restaurant Association