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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...

May 16, 2014, 10:47 ET
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National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Announces David R. Parsley Endowed Scholarship Fund For Supply Chain Management

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today the David R. Parsley Endowed Scholarship Fund for Supply Chain...

May 08, 2014, 09:22 ET
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National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Spotlights Career Opportunities In Restaurant Franchises In New "Project Taste Test" Video

 The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) today released its second Project Taste Test – Servin' Up Successful...

May 06, 2014, 11:26 ET
2014 National ProStart Invitational Winner - First place, Culinary: Simon Sanchez High School in Yigo, Guam. (PRNewsFoto/National Restaurant Association )

High School Students Take Home Top Culinary And Restaurant Management Honors At National ProStart Invitational In Minneapolis

 The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today the winners of its 13th annual National ProStart...

Apr 30, 2014, 16:10 ET
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National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Recognizes Extraordinary Achievement and Leadership in the Restaurant Industry

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) honored its 2014 Restaurant Neighbor and Faces of Diversity American...

Apr 30, 2014, 12:06 ET
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Restaurant Performance Index Rose to a 10-Month High in March as Sales and Traffic Levels Improved

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

Apr 23, 2014, 12:12 ET
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High School Students From 46 States, Territories And Department Of Defense Bases Compete For $3.75 Million In Scholarships At The National ProStart Invitational

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is preparing to host the 13th annual National ProStart Invitational at the Hyatt...

Apr 16, 2014, 10:29 ET
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National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Invests In The Restaurant Industry's Future Workforce With Support From The Coca-Cola Company

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today it received a $420,000 donation from The Coca-Cola Company to...