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Jan 29, 2016, 16:47 ET
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New Officers, Board Members Elected to National Restaurant Association, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

The National Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation announced today the election...

Dec 17, 2015, 14:00 ET
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2016 National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarship Applications Now Open

 The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) opened the application process for its 2016 merit-based scholarships today....

Nov 30, 2015, 19:02 ET
Driven by stronger same-store sales and a more optimisticoutlook among restaurant operators, the National RestaurantAssociation's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) posted amoderate gain in October.

Restaurant Performance Index Rose in October

 Driven by stronger same-store sales and a more optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant...

Nov 12, 2015, 13:06 ET
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Bellavita Expo to debut in U.S. at National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in May, 2016

The National Restaurant Association today announced an alliance with Quiris Media, which represents Bellavita Expo, a traveling exhibition made up...

Nov 09, 2015, 15:22 ET
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28 Restaurant Brands Serving up Specials to Those Who've Served this Veterans Day

This Veterans Day, the National Restaurant Association is highlighting restaurants across America that are serving up discounts and promotions to...

Nov 05, 2015, 12:47 ET
What's Hot 2016 Culinary Forecast: Top 20 Food Trends

Chefs Predict Top Restaurant Menu Trends for 2016

 The National Restaurant Association (NRA) annually explores the top menu trends for the coming year. For this year's What's Hot culinary...

Oct 30, 2015, 16:40 ET
Although same-store sales and customer traffic remained positive in September, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) registered a modest decline.  The RPI - a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry - stood at 101.4 in September, down slightly from a level of 101.5 in August.

Restaurant Performance Index: Operators' Sales Outlook at Two-Year Low

Although same-store sales and customer traffic remained positive in September, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance...

Oct 01, 2015, 16:17 ET
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Restaurant Innovation Summit Brings Together the Latest in Tech Thought Leadership, Digital Media and the Future of Food

The National Restaurant Association today announced its agenda for this year's Restaurant Innovation Summit happening October 27th and 28th in San...

Sep 30, 2015, 12:38 ET
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Restaurant Performance Index Declined in August

As a result of softer same-store sales and customer traffic levels, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI)...

Sep 28, 2015, 14:35 ET
Students learn from Culinary Institute of America instructors at 2015 Armed Forces Forum for Culinary Excellence

Active-Duty Military Foodservice Professionals Fortify Their Knowledge Through Culinary Training, Career Counseling At The Culinary Institute Of America At Greystone

Military servicemen and women from the Army, Air Force, Air National Guard, Navy, Marine Corps and Military Sealift Command operations worldwide...

Sep 24, 2015, 13:07 ET
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See How Hispanics are Leading in the Restaurant Industry

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the National Restaurant Association is recognizing the significant contributions Hispanic individuals...

Sep 09, 2015, 11:40 ET

National Awards Program Champions Diversity and Philanthropy in the Restaurant Industry

The Educational Foundation announced today it has begun accepting nominations for its coveted 2016 Restaurant Neighbor, Ambassador of...

Aug 31, 2015, 15:12 ET
The National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) posted a solid gain in July. The RPI - a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry - stood at 102.7 in July, up 0.7 percent from June and the first gain in three months.

Restaurant Performance Index Rose in July

Driven by stronger same-store sales and customer traffic levels, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI)...

Aug 25, 2015, 12:36 ET
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National Food Safety Month Highlights Restaurant Industry Best Practices

To spotlight the restaurant industry's ongoing commitment to food safety, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) today announced this year's...

Aug 19, 2015, 10:30 ET
New @WeRRestaurants research finds Americans are embracing global flavors

New Research Finds Americans are Embracing Global Cuisines on Restaurant Menus

 The National Restaurant Association today issued new research that finds a wider variety of ethnic cuisines are increasingly becoming part of...

Aug 11, 2015, 15:10 ET
Restaurant jobs make the best summer jobs

Restaurants: Serving Up Opportunity for America's Young People

 As summer winds down and students head back to school, the National Restaurant Association is highlighting the restaurant industry's role...

Jul 31, 2015, 11:35 ET
As a result of a somewhat dampened outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) declined in June for the second consecutive month. The RPI - a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry - stood at 102.0 in June, down 0.4 percent from May and its lowest level in nine months. Despite the decline, June represented the 28th consecutive month in which the RPI stood above 100, which signifies continued expansion in the index of key industry indicators.

Dampened Outlook Causes Restaurant Performance Index Decline in June

 As a result of a somewhat dampened outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance...

Jul 28, 2015, 11:05 ET
National Restaurant Association's Kids LiveWell program celebrates 4th birthday

Restaurant Industry Serves Up Healthful Choices through Kids LiveWell Program

 The National Restaurant Association announced today its award-winning Kids LiveWell initiative is marking its four-year anniversary this month...

Jul 02, 2015, 13:53 ET
Restaurant industry job growth accelerated in June, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Eating and drinking places added a net 29,900 jobs in June on a seasonally-adjusted basis, the strongest monthly gain since February.

Restaurants Add 30K Jobs in June After Choppy Performance This Year

The National Restaurant Association's Chief Economist Bruce Grindy breaks down the latest employment trends from today's Department of Labor jobs...

Jun 30, 2015, 11:45 ET
The RPI - a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry - stood at 102.3 in May, down 0.4 percent from a level of 102.7 in April.

Restaurant Performance Index Remained in Positive Territory in May

 Although same-stores sales and customer traffic levels softened somewhat in May, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance...