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Dec 11, 2014, 11:23 ET
Menu of Opportunity for Women in the Restaurant Industry

Over 600 Women Promote Menu of Opportunity Provided by Restaurant Industry in Open Letter to Policymakers

Today, National Restaurant Association President and CEO Dawn Sweeney unveiled an open letter to policymakers signed by more than 600 women...

Dec 05, 2014, 13:25 ET
Restaurants: The Launchpad to Career Growth

Restaurants Offers Valuable Skills and Experience Leading to Career Advancement and Upward Mobility within the Industry

According to a new infographic released today by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), nine out of 10 restaurant...

Dec 04, 2014, 09:02 ET
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National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Announces Scholarships Available For 2015

 The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) opened the application process for its 2015 merit-based scholarships today....

Dec 03, 2014, 19:30 ET
What food trends are coming to a menu near you? (PRNewsFoto/National Restaurant Association)

Culinary Forecast Predicts Local Sourcing, Environmental Sustainability, Healthful Kids' Meals as Top Menu Trends for 2015

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) each year gets in the kitchen with chefs to reveal the top menu trends for the coming year. For...

Dec 01, 2014, 13:57 ET
Driven by stronger sales and traffic and a more optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index posted a solid gain in October.

Restaurant Performance Index Registered Gain in October

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

Nov 24, 2014, 20:17 ET
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National Restaurant Association Statement about Release of Menu Labeling Regulations

 The National Restaurant Association's President and CEO Dawn Sweeney today issued the following statement about the Food and Drug...

Nov 19, 2014, 11:35 ET
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New Research Shows Consumers Remain Cautious About the Economy and Spending but Signs Point Toward an Improving Mindset in 2015

 According to a new report on the state of the American consumer released today by the National Restaurant Association, although a...

Nov 18, 2014, 15:10 ET
The restaurant industry offers opportunities - whether it's for teenagers or people looking to switch sectors

Restaurants Offer First Jobs, Flexibility and Long Term Careers

 According to a new infographic released today by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), 92 percent of restaurant...

Nov 06, 2014, 09:12 ET
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National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Announces National Partnership Between Prostart And No Kid Hungry

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today a new volunteer partnership between its ProStart®...

Oct 31, 2014, 11:47 ET
The National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index - a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry - stood at 101.0 in September, down 0.9 percent from its August level.

Restaurant Performance Index Declined in September

 As a result of softer customer traffic levels and a somewhat dampened outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant...

Oct 29, 2014, 16:51 ET
New National Restaurant Association research found that more than a third of consumers say they are more likely to use technology-related options in restaurants now than two years ago.

New Research Shows Tech Use in Restaurants is Up

The National Restaurant Association today released new research during its second annual Restaurant Innovation Summit that shows overall technology...

Oct 23, 2014, 12:26 ET
Pave The Way for Career Advancement in the Restaurant Industry

Multiple Career Pathways, Competitive Salaries and Consistent Pay Raises Pave The Way for Career Advancement in the Restaurant Industry

A majority of employees believe the foodservice industry offers opportunities for advancement and career success. According to a workforce study...

Oct 07, 2014, 12:48 ET

The National Restaurant Association Military Foundation Offers Advanced Culinary Training For Outstanding Active-Duty Military Foodservice Professionals

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014  Military meals will get a world-class culinary upgrade at the 2014 Armed Forces Forum for Culinary Excellence at...

Oct 01, 2014, 18:02 ET
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Mobile Payments Visionary to Address Restaurant Innovation Summit

The National Restaurant Association announced today that Seth Priebatsch, founder and CEO of LevelUp, one of the nation's largest mobile payment...

Sep 30, 2014, 16:08 ET
The National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index posted a solid gain in August.  The RPI - a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry - stood at 101.9 in August, up 1.0 percent from July and its first gain in three months. (PRNewsFoto/National Restaurant Association)

Restaurant Performance Index Registers August Gain

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

Sep 29, 2014, 12:09 ET
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National Restaurant Association Announces Member Discounts Through UnitedHealthcare®

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) announced exclusive member discounts from UnitedHealthcare on manual medical rates for fully insured...

Sep 22, 2014, 11:39 ET
Restaurants Boost Career Opportunities by Teaching Students Valuable Workplace Skills That Last a Lifetime (PRNewsFoto/National Restaurant Association)

Restaurants Boost Career Opportunities by Teaching Students Valuable Workplace Skills That Last a Lifetime

 Ninety-two percent of restaurant employees under 18 say their first paid job was in the industry, and 89 percent of restaurant employees under...

Sep 16, 2014, 12:20 ET
Conserve: Serving Up Sustainability (PRNewsFoto/National Restaurant Association)

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...