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Sep 16, 2014, 12:20 ET
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New Research Shows Restaurants Practice Sustainability

 The National Restaurant Association today unveiled new research that shows a substantial number of operators are implementing sustainability...

Sep 15, 2014, 10:29 ET
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National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Announces Call For Nominations For Prestigious Awards

 The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today it has begun accepting nominations for its 2015 Restaurant...

Sep 10, 2014, 15:31 ET
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National Restaurant Association: Restaurant Industry Ranks Number One on this Year's Annual Gallup Poll

 The restaurant industry is regarded as the top business sector in America according to the results of the annual Gallup Work and Education...

Sep 10, 2014, 09:17 ET
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National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Announces Expansion Of ProStart® To Kentucky

 The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today that Kentucky joins its ProStart Program as the 49th state...

Aug 29, 2014, 12:54 ET
Due in part to a dampened outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index registered a modest decline in July (PRNewsFoto/National Restaurant Association)

Restaurant Performance Index Dipped in July

Due in part to a dampened outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI)...

Aug 28, 2014, 10:00 ET
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National Study Shows Majority Of Restaurant Workforce Sees Industry As One Of Long-Term Career Potential And Upward Mobility

 Nine out of 10 restaurant employees say they are proud to work in the restaurant industry, while three-quarters believe the industry offers...

Aug 21, 2014, 13:11 ET
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National Food Safety Month Marks 20 Years of Promoting Food Safety Best Practices

As part of its strong commitment to food safety, the National Restaurant Association today announced this year's National Food Safety Month (NFSM),...

Aug 13, 2014, 10:05 ET
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National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's Summer Institutes Give ProStart Educators Cutting-Edge Culinary Techniques to Take Back to the Classroom

 While school was out this summer, ProStart educators honed their culinary skills at the National Restaurant Association Educational...

Aug 07, 2014, 14:38 ET
Lorna Donatone, (R) chief operating officer for Sodexo North America, president for Sodexo Education and treasurer for the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, presents a $10,000 check to Sade Donald (L) of Simeon Career Academy (Chicago) to further her postsecondary studies in the restaurant and hospitality industry. (PRNewsFoto/The National Restaurant...)

Inaugural Stephen P. Donatone Endowed Scholarship Presented To Chicago-Area High School Graduate

 The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today that Sade Donald, a Chicago-area high school student, has...

Jul 31, 2014, 16:50 ET
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Restaurant Performance Index Declined in June Amid Softer Customer Traffic Levels

Due in large part to softer customer traffic levels, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) registered a...

Jul 23, 2014, 17:49 ET
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Kids LiveWell Initiative Marks Third Anniversary with 150 Restaurant Brand Participants

 The National Restaurant Association's groundbreaking Kids LiveWell program is celebrating its three-year anniversary this July, the...

Jul 03, 2014, 12:59 ET
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Restaurant Job Growth Remains Broad-Based and Robust in 2014

 The National Restaurant Association's Chief Economist Bruce Grindy breaks down the latest employment trends.  "The national labor...

Jun 30, 2014, 12:59 ET
Driven by stronger sales and traffic levels and an increasingly optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) rose to its highest level in more than two years.  The RPI - a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry - stood at 102.1 in May, the third consecutive monthly gain and strongest reading since March 2012. (PRNewsFoto/National Restaurant Association)

Restaurant Performance Index Rose to its Highest Level in Over Two Years

Driven by stronger sales and traffic levels and an increasingly optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant...

Jun 17, 2014, 11:28 ET
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National Restaurant Association Launches Improved Restaurant TrendMapper Service

The National Restaurant Association has launched a new and improved version of its Restaurant TrendMapper online subscription service.  The...

Jun 06, 2014, 12:51 ET
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Outlook for Restaurant Job Growth at a 2-Year High

Outlook for Restaurant Job Growth at a 2-Year High /* Style Definitions...

Jun 05, 2014, 10:36 ET
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National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Partners With Cambro Manufacturing Company To Provide Equipment To In-Need Culinary Programs

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today it has partnered with Cambro Manufacturing Company to provide...

May 30, 2014, 14:15 ET
Fueled by improving same-store sales and customer traffic and a positive outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index stood at 101.7 in April, up 0.3 percent from March and the strongest level since May 2013. (PRNewsFoto/National Restaurant Association)

Restaurant Performance Index Gained 0.3 Percent in April as Sales and Customer Traffic Continued to Rise

Fueled by improving same-store sales and customer traffic and a positive outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association's...

May 22, 2014, 14:19 ET
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Restaurants To Add More Than A Half-Million Summer Jobs, According To National Restaurant Association Projections

Restaurants are expected to add 508,000 jobs this summer season, according to National Restaurant Association projections released today.  The...

May 20, 2014, 11:42 ET
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National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Offers To Partner With Community Colleges Under TAACCCT Program

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today it is available to establish collaborative partnerships with...

May 20, 2014, 09:23 ET
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National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Announces 11th Annual James H. Maynard Award Winners

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and Golden Corral recently presented the James H. Maynard Excellence in...