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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...

Jun 08, 2015, 13:51 ET
Restaurants are expected to add 522,000 jobs this summer season, according to National Restaurant Association projections released today. The projected 2015 gain would represent the third consecutive year in which restaurants add at least 500,000 jobs during the summer season.

Restaurants to Add More than Half-Million Summer Jobs

 Restaurants are expected to add 522,000 jobs this summer season, according to National Restaurant Association projections released today. The...

Jun 05, 2015, 15:19 ET
The employment recovery from the Great Recession is now more than five years in, and the restaurant industry has been one of the economy's strongest job creators during this span. The restaurant industry continued to add jobs at a steady pace in May, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  Eating and drinking places added a net 17,000 jobs in May on a seasonally-adjusted basis, which followed a gain of 17,800 jobs in April.

Restaurants Among the Leaders in Post-Recession Job Growth

The National Restaurant Association's Chief Economist Bruce Grindy breaks down the latest employment trends:  "The restaurant industry...

Jun 02, 2015, 09:04 ET
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Unique Collection Of Memorabilia Tells The Story Of America's Restaurant And Foodservice Industry

 The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) received an unprecedented collection of iconic restaurant memorabilia on...

May 29, 2015, 11:27 ET
Driven by stronger same-stores sales and customer traffic levels, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) posted a moderate gain in April. The RPI - a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry - stood at 102.7 in April, up 0.5 percent from a level of 102.2 in March.

Restaurant Performance Index Posts Moderate Gain in April

 Driven by stronger same-stores sales and customer traffic levels, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance...

May 18, 2015, 13:31 ET

National Restaurant Association Military Foundation Honors 2015 Winners for Excellence in Foodservice

The National Restaurant Association Military Foundation (NRAMF) recognized nearly one hundred service members during its 2015 Armed Forces...

May 18, 2015, 09:32 ET
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National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Honors Educators Of Excellence

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) honored 38 educators with the 2015 ProStart Educator of Excellence Award, made...

May 13, 2015, 14:10 ET
Restaurants Sales Outpace Grocery Store Sales

Restaurant Sales Surpassed Grocery Store Sales for the First Time

 Monthly sales at restaurants exceeded grocery stores sales for the first time on record, the National Restaurant Association noted today. In...

May 04, 2015, 14:28 ET
Nearly Half of Americans to Celebrate Mother's Day with Restaurant Meals. The typical consumer who plans to dine out on May 10 will have dinner at a casual dining restaurant.

Nearly Half of Americans to Celebrate Mother's Day with Restaurant Meals

As the most popular holiday of the year to dine out, Mother's Day will entice nearly half of Americans to dine out or order restaurant takeout or...

Apr 30, 2015, 11:16 ET
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Restaurant Performance Index Remained Positive in March

 As a result of higher same-store sales and a continued optimistic outlook for future business conditions, the National Restaurant...

Apr 22, 2015, 09:30 ET
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High School Students Named Champions Of High Stakes National Culinary Arts And Restaurant Business Competition

Students enrolled in the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's (NRAEF) ProStart program tested their mettle in a sophisticated,...

Apr 02, 2015, 09:04 ET
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Top-Ranking High School Students To Compete At Nation's Largest Culinary Arts And Restaurant Management Skills Competition

High school students who have won their state ProStart competitions are headed to Anaheim, California, for the 14th annual National ProStart...

Mar 31, 2015, 17:02 ET
The National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) - a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry - stood at 102.6 in February, down slightly from a level of 102.7 in January. In addition, February marked the 24th consecutive month in which the RPI stood above 100, which signifies expansion in the index of key industry indicators.

Restaurant Performance Index Remained Positive in February as Softer Sales and Customer Traffic Levels Were Offset by a More Optimistic Outlook

Despite dampened sales and customer traffic levels as a result of extreme weather in parts of the country, the National Restaurant Association's...