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Jul 27, 2020, 14:09 ET National Restaurant Association Tells Governors and Mayors Customer and Employee Safety Highest Priority

The National Restaurant Association today sent a letter to the National Governors Association and the U.S. Conference of Mayors to set the record...


Jul 23, 2020, 19:14 ET ServSafe Expands Training and Certification Ecosystem

ServSafe, the National Restaurant Association's premier food safety training brand today announced the expansion of its training and certification...


Jul 15, 2020, 09:00 ET National Restaurant Association Calls for Critically Needed Federal Support for the Restaurant Industry

Today, the National Restaurant Association sent the "Blueprint for Restaurant Revival" to Congress. The comprehensive policy and legislative plan...


May 13, 2020, 14:00 ET ServSafe Releases Reopening Guidance Video for All Restaurant Employees

ServSafe, the nation's leader in food safety training, today released ServSafe Reopening Guidance: COVID-19 Precautions, the third video to help...


May 08, 2020, 16:29 ET Restaurant Employment Falls to Lowest Level Since 1989

The restaurant industry lost more than three decades of jobs in the last two months, according to National Restaurant Association analysis of...


Apr 29, 2020, 14:50 ET MFHA Hosts Virtual Roundtable to Discuss Cultural Impact of COVID-19 in the Hospitality Industry

With the increase of discrimination, health disparities, and emotional stress brought on by COVID-19, restaurant operators have been left scrambling...


Apr 23, 2020, 13:40 ET National Restaurant Association Releases COVID-19-Specific Guidance for Operation Reopening

The National Restaurant Association today released new guidance for operation reopening which provides a basic summary of recommended practices that...


Apr 20, 2020, 17:50 ET Association Reports: Restaurant Industry Has Lost Two-Thirds of Workforce

From beloved corner diners, to favorite independent restaurants to well-known chains, the entire restaurant industry has lost two-thirds of its...


Apr 09, 2020, 14:30 ET Restaurants Tell Congress: Programs Not Providing Desperately Needed Relief

The National Restaurant Association told Congressional leaders that COVID-19 relief funds were envisioned as a vital tool to help restaurants bridge...


Apr 01, 2020, 14:24 ET Restaurant Career-Enhancing Training Available Free During April

The National Restaurant Association's ServSuccess program, in partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation), today...


Mar 26, 2020, 12:36 ET ServSafe Offers New Safe Food Handling Training Modules on Takeout and Delivery Free of Charge

ServSafe, the industry leader in restaurant food safety training, today released two newly created training videos, ServSafe Takeout: COVID-19...


Mar 18, 2020, 15:43 ET Restaurants to Congress: We Need Relief Now!

Today, the National Restaurant Association called on President Trump and congressional leaders to provide immediate relief in the wake of...


Feb 27, 2020, 08:00 ET National Restaurant Association Releases 2020 State of the Restaurant Industry Report

Today, the National Restaurant Association released its 2020 State of the Restaurant Industry Report which examines key factors impacting the...


Jan 13, 2020, 08:00 ET Plant-Based, Sustainable, and Healthy are What's Hot on Restaurant Menus in 2020

Comfort food and innovation are pairing up on this year's list of what's hot in trends and creations coming to diners from restaurant kitchens. The...


Nov 05, 2019, 08:30 ET National Restaurant Association Unveils its Restaurant Industry 2030 Report

Today the National Restaurant Association, in partnership with American Express and Nestlé Professional, released its 10-year outlook report on the...


Oct 02, 2019, 08:30 ET National Restaurant Association & Technomic Unveil Industry Findings on Technology & Off-Premises Sales Channels

Today the National Restaurant Association, in partnership with Technomic, released its survey results on the state of technology and its impact on...


Jun 24, 2019, 10:00 ET Rob Gifford Named President of National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) today announced the promotion of Rob Gifford to President, effective July 1. As...


May 20, 2019, 09:00 ET National Restaurant Association Introduces ServSuccess in Honor of 100th Anniversary

To ensure restaurant professionals have clear career path goals, the National Restaurant Association today launched ServSuccess™. The comprehensive...


May 15, 2019, 11:18 ET National Restaurant Association Welcomes New Executive Vice President of Public Affairs

The National Restaurant Association has appointed Sean Kennedy as Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, the Association's senior-most executive ...


Apr 23, 2019, 09:08 ET National Restaurant Association Celebrates 100 Years of Setting the Table for Success

The National Restaurant Association formed in 1919, following a successful effort to protest the price of eggs. Today, a century later, the...


Apr 08, 2019, 11:34 ET National Restaurant Association Forecasts Restaurants will Add 1.6 Million New Jobs by 2029; 2019 Industry Sales Projected to Reach $863 Billion

Today the National Restaurant Association released its 2019 State of the Restaurant Industry Report that examines significant forces impacting and...


Jan 31, 2019, 17:00 ET National Restaurant Association, Educational Foundation Announce 2019 Board Officers

The National Restaurant Association and its Educational Foundation today announced their new slates of board officers and directors. Joe Essa,...


Oct 01, 2018, 12:15 ET National Restaurant Association and Winsight Establish Partnership to Expand Industry Impact

The National Restaurant Association, the leading business association for the restaurant industry, and Winsight LLC, a leading information services...


May 09, 2018, 12:03 ET One-third of All Adults Plan to Dine Out on Mother's Day

Approximately 87 million adults will go out to a restaurant for a special Mother's Day meal this year, according to new research from the National...


Dec 05, 2017, 10:41 ET National Restaurant Association Releases Annual Chef Predictions on "What's Hot" for Menu Trends in 2018

Today, the National Restaurant Association released its annual survey of 700 professional chefs – members of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) – ...