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CBD-Infused Food/Drink, Zero-Waste Are Top Trends

CBD-Infused Food/Drink, Zero-Waste Are Top Trends

Plant-based ingredients, including cannabis and CBD, and zero-waste cooking will be the hottest overall culinary trends of 2019, new research from the National Restaurant Association finds. According to the Association’s 2019 What’s Hot Culinary Survey, a barometer of U.S. food and beverage trends, 650 professional chefs – all members of […]

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What's Hot in Beverages? If They're Craft, Artisan or Locally Made, Line 'Em Up!

What’s Hot in Beverages? If They’re Craft, Artisan or Locally Made, Line ‘Em Up!

Craft, artisan, and locally produced beverages are set to lead the beverage trends in 2019 Beverages are going to make a splash in 2019 according to early results from the National Restaurant Association’s annual What’s Hot survey.  Craft, artisan, and locally produced beverages, such as wines and spirits, are on […]

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5 Reasons Restaurant Growth Will Continue

5 Reasons Restaurant Growth Will Continue

Concerns of a “restaurant recession” are largely misplaced, and industry growth will likely continue in the months ahead, according to the NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy.  His Economist’s Notebook commentary and analysis appears regularly on Restaurant.org and Restaurant TrendMapper. Recent concerns of a “restaurant recession” are largely misplaced.  Just as […]

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Gallup Poll Shows Restaurant Industry Again Voted Most Popular Industry in the U.S.

Gallup Poll Shows Restaurant Industry Again Voted Most Popular Industry in the U.S.

The results of the annual Gallup Work and Education Poll released this week show restaurants continue to remain one of the most highly regarded industries in the U.S. Restaurants have ranked as one of the nation’s most highly regarded industries since Gallup started its annual poll of consumer perception of industries in […]

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Chefs Predict Top Restaurant Menu Trends for 2016

Chefs Predict Top Restaurant Menu Trends for 2016

National Restaurant Association survey shows local sourcing and environmental sustainability remain hot trends The National Restaurant Association (NRA) annually explores the top menu trends for the coming year. For this year’s What’s Hot culinary forecast, the NRA surveyed nearly 1,600 professional chefs – members of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) – to find which […]

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National Restaurant Association Promotes Cybersecurity Awareness for Restaurants

National Restaurant Association Promotes Cybersecurity Awareness for Restaurants

NRA Releases “Cybersecurity 101” Guide for Restaurants, Hosts Webinar and Forms Member Working Group The National Restaurant Association today announced the release of “Cybersecurity 101: A Toolkit for Restaurant Operators.” The free guide, available at Restaurant.org/Cybersecurity, is available for restaurant operators interested in learning the basics of how to implement […]

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White Castle President and COO Lisa Ingram Named as National Restaurant Association 2016 Convention Chair

White Castle President and COO Lisa Ingram Named as National Restaurant Association 2016 Convention Chair

Great-granddaughter of founder E.W. “Billy” Ingram will advise the Association for the largest annual gathering of the restaurant and foodservice industry, taking place at Chicago’s McCormick Place May 21-24 The National Restaurant Association has selected Lisa Ingram, President and COO of White Castle System, Inc. to serve as convention chair […]

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National Restaurant Association's Sweeney Named One of Washington's Most Powerful Women

National Restaurant Association’s Sweeney Named One of Washington’s Most Powerful Women

Dawn Sweeney, President and CEO of the National Restaurant Association, has been named one of Washington’s most powerful women by Washingtonian magazine. The list includes more than 100 of the region’s most influential women in business, law, government, education, media, nonprofits and the arts. “Dawn is a leader in the […]

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National Restaurant Association Statement on House Vote to Repeal Health Care Law

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) released the following statement from President and CEO Dawn Sweeney upon passage of H.R. 6079, the “Repeal of Obamacare Act”: “On behalf of our members, we are pleased the House of Representatives has taken this step, which is in line with our view that given […]

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National Restaurant Association Expresses Strong Concern About Supreme Court Decision on Health Care Law

The National Restaurant Association today expressed strong concern about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the majority of provisions within the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), including all of the employer requirements which threaten the economic health of the restaurant industry. “Today’s ruling by the Supreme […]

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Hundreds of Restaurateurs from Across Country to Gather in Washington for National Restaurant Association’s 2012 Public Affairs Conference

An expected 500 restaurateurs from across the country will convene in Washington April 17-18, 2012, for the National Restaurant Association’s 26th annual Public Affairs Conference. “The Association’s highly anticipated Public Affairs Conference gives restaurant operators and their advocates an opportunity to speak directly to Members of Congress and provide them […]

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