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National Restaurant Association President & CEO Announces Retirement

National Restaurant Association President & CEO Announces Retirement

Dawn Sweeney to Lead the Association on Continued Growth Trajectory Through 2019 Dawn Sweeney After 12 years successfully leading one of Washington’s largest and most influential trade associations, advancing and protecting all aspects of the restaurant and foodservice industry, National Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation President & […]

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National Restaurant Association Welcomes New Executive Vice President of Public Affairs

National Restaurant Association Welcomes New Executive Vice President of Public Affairs

Sean Kennedy Brings 20 Years Policy and Advocacy Experience to the Table Sean Kennedy The National Restaurant Association has appointed Sean Kennedy as Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, the Association’s senior-most executive in the development and execution of its multi-year advocacy strategy. A government relations leader in both the […]

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National Restaurant Association Forecasts Restaurants will Add 1.6 Million New Jobs by 2029; 2019 Industry Sales Projected to Reach $863 Billion

National Restaurant Association Forecasts Restaurants will Add 1.6 Million New Jobs by 2029; 2019 Industry Sales Projected to Reach $863 Billion

Nearly Four in 10 Operators Plan to Invest More in Off-premises Dining, according to the Association More than Eight in 10 Operators Agree that use of Technology Provides a Competitive Advantage and Plan Investments this Year Today the National Restaurant Association released its 2019 State of the Restaurant Industry Report […]

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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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One-third of All Adults Plan to Dine Out on Mother's Day

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 Restaurant Association. Our research found that on Sunday, May 13, 34 percent of all adults plan to celebrate Mother’s Day by dining out at a […]

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National Restaurant Association now Accepting Submissions for 2017 Food and Beverage Industry (FABI) Awards

National Restaurant Association now Accepting Submissions for 2017 Food and Beverage Industry (FABI) Awards

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is accepting applications for the 2017 FABI Awards, its annual celebration of the year’s most ingenious and impactful food and beverage products. Award recipients will be recognized at NRA Show, which runs May 20-23, 2017, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Judged by an independent panel […]

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National Restaurant Association Calls for Applications for 2017 Kitchen Innovations Awards

National Restaurant Association Calls for Applications for 2017 Kitchen Innovations Awards

Cutting-edge foodservice equipment and technology to gain industry-wide visibility at NRA Show 2017 The National Restaurant Association is now accepting applications for the 2017 Kitchen Innovations Awards. Now in its 13th year, the KI Awards program recognizes and celebrates meaningful advancements in foodservice equipment and technology. Recipients of the 2017 […]

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National Food Safety Month Spotlights Foodborne Illness Detection and Protection

National Food Safety Month Spotlights Foodborne Illness Detection and Protection

In its ongoing commitment to food safety, the National Restaurant Association today announced this year’s National Food Safety Month (NFSM) theme: “Notorious Virus”- how to protect against the leading causes of foodborne illness. “Food safety and security is the top priority for America’s one million restaurants,” said Sherman Brown, senior […]

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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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Catch It All at this Year's Restaurant Innovation Summit

Catch It All at this Year’s Restaurant Innovation Summit

The National Restaurant Association’s 4th Annual Restaurant Innovation Summit Focuses on Taking Restaurants into the Future The National Restaurant Association announced an all-star lineup for its 4th annual Restaurant Innovation Summit (RIS) happening September 13-15 in Austin, TX. The Summit promises to showcase some of the most disruptive technologies moving […]

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New Research Shows Restaurants are Hungry for Tech without the Headache

New Research Shows Restaurants are Hungry for Tech without the Headache

National Restaurant Association Research Showcases the Landscape for Tech in the Restaurant Industry Today, the National Restaurant Association released new research focusing on technology in the restaurant industry. In “Mapping the Restaurant Technology Landscape,” the Association set out to explore current technology adoption in restaurants, plans for future adoption, and […]

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Survey: Moms Want Seafood, Ethnic Cuisine and Steak on Mother's Day

Survey: Moms Want Seafood, Ethnic Cuisine and Steak on Mother’s Day

New research from the National Restaurant Association shows that 35 percent of Americans plan to dine out on May 8; Mother’s Day remains most popular holiday to dine out New research from the National Restaurant Association shows that 35 percent of Americans plan to dine out on Mother’s Day, and […]

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