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National Restaurant Association Continues Strong Objection to Swipe Fee Settlement

The National Restaurant Association today announced a decision to continue its strenuous objection to a proposed settlement in ongoing litigation over credit card interchange swipe fees. The National Restaurant Association objects to the proposed settlement because it does not fix the broken swipe fee marketplace, severely limits merchants’ ability to […]

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Hottest Celebrity Chefs on TV to Heat Up World Culinary Showcase at NRA Show 2013

The National Restaurant Association today announced that celebrity chefs from across the country – including Top Chef Masters winner Rick Bayless , Iron Chef’s Cat Cora and judges Maneet Chauhan , Marcus Samuelsson , Marc Murphy and Aaron Sanchez of Food Network’s hit show Chopped will perform live on the […]

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Author and TV Host Anthony Bourdain Takes Center Stage at NRA Show 2013

Anthony Bourdain – best known for his Emmy Award-winning series No Reservations and new programs The Taste (ABC) and Parts Unknown (CNN) – will play a prominent role at the 2013 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event(IWSB). He will deliver a special feature […]

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New Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director Assumes Position at Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association

The Missouri Restaurant Association and Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association announces Steve Cole is assuming the role of Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director for the association. He will focus on membership development, legislative issues, education, creating marketing resources and providing operational support for the more than 600 restaurant and […]

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New Jersey Restaurant Association Hires New Leader

The New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA) announces the hiring of Marilou Halvorsen as the new President of the Trenton-based organization.  The announcement follows on the heels of severe hurricane damage to the state’s largest private sector employer and a period of mourning for the loss of its previous President, Deborah […]

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National Restaurant Association Offers Toolkit on Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) today released “Americans with Disabilities Act: Toolkit for Restaurant Operators,” an information-rich resource that helps restaurateurs comply with updated accessibility guidelines and welcome guests with disabilities to their restaurants. “Restaurants invest millions of dollars every year to increase their accessibility to all guests,” said Jack […]

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National Restaurant Association Announces Opposition to Proposed Swipe Fee Settlement

The National Restaurant Association today issued the following statement, expressing opposition to the terms contained within a proposed swipe fee antitrust settlement. “After careful and deliberative considerations, the National Restaurant Association Board of Directors’ Executive Committee decided unanimously to reject the proposed settlement agreement on interchange swipe fees,” said Dawn […]

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America’s Restaurants, A Hunger to Serve

America’s Restaurants, A Hunger to Serve, is the third video in the America’s Restaurants series focused on community giving and philanthropy. This inspiring new piece will showcase the extensive and immeasurable efforts made by the restaurant industry and the important role that restaurants play in their communities, improving the quality […]

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National Restaurant Association Unveils New Branding Initiative, Logo

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) today revealed its new branding architecture and visual identity, which will be applied to all the organization’s programs, advocacy, services and products this year. The fresh, new visual identity will help build cohesiveness in the NRA’s brand structure, and is a step in its multi-year […]

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Healthier Alternatives, Gluten-Free Items and Food Trucks Reign Supreme at the 2012 NRA Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show

From never-before-seen flavor combinations to globally sourced ingredients to food trucks and more, the 93rd Annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and 5th annual International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event showcased the hottest trends driving the restaurant and foodservice industry. This year’s Show – which attracted 1,900 exhibitors and […]

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National Restaurant Association: Swipe Fee Reforms Have Been Critical for Small Businesses, Consumers

A year after a bipartisan majority of Senators stood up to protect debit swipe fee reforms, the National Restaurant Association today noted those reforms have provided important benefits to restaurateurs and their customers. America’s restaurant industry is the nation’s second-largest private sector employer, and more than 90 percent of restaurants […]

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High-Impact, Positive Growth Energizes Industry at 2012 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show

The 93rd National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and 5th annual International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event posted strong growth in both attendee and exhibitor numbers. This year’s event attracted 61,000+ registrants from all 50 states and 100+ countries–a 6+ percent increase over 2011. Among NRA Show registrants, there was […]

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2012 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show Officially Sells Out Exhibit Floor Space

The National Restaurant Association today announced that exhibit space at its 2012 Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show has completely sold out. The newly redesigned exhibit floor will showcase more than 1,900 exhibitors, including over 500 new exhibitors that will offer thousands of products and services to restaurant and foodservice operators. NRA Show […]

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America’s Restaurateurs Take Jobs Record to Capitol Hill

America’s restaurant operators are taking their record as leading job creators to Capitol Hill today to highlight the integral role the restaurant industry plays in our nation’s economy and to advocate for pro-growth policies and legislation that would allow them to create even more jobs. The meetings are part of […]

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