100,000 Restaurants Closed Six Months into Pandemic

Without government investment, thousands more could close in next six months Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  Six months following the first shutdown of restaurants for the coronavirus pandemic, the restaurant industry is in limbo. According to a new survey released today by…
ServSafe Releases Reopening Guidance Video for All Restaurant Employees

Video includes best practices for safety, hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting, and social distancing Chicago, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  ServSafe, the nation’s leader in food safety training, today released ServSafe Reopening Guidance: COVID-19 Precautions, the third video to help restaurant and foodservice employees…
Restaurant Employment Falls to Lowest Level Since 1989

In two months, the industry lost more jobs than any other industry Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  The restaurant industry lost more than three decades of jobs in the last two months, according to National Restaurant Association analysis of preliminary data released…
Association Reports: Restaurant Industry Has Lost Two-Thirds of Workforce

National Restaurant Association Calls for Congress to Enact “Blueprint for Recovery” to Help Industry Survive Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  From beloved corner diners, to favorite independent restaurants to well-known chains, the entire restaurant industry has lost two-thirds of its workforce, more…
Restaurants Tell Congress: Programs Not Providing Desperately Needed Relief

Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  The National Restaurant Association told Congressional leaders that COVID-19 relief funds were envisioned as a vital tool to help restaurants bridge the crisis, but there are increasing warning signs that more relief will be needed to help…
Restaurants to Congress: We Need Relief Now!

Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  Today, the National Restaurant Association called on President Trump and congressional leaders to provide immediate relief in the wake of government-mandated operational changes.  The large-scale closures and restrictions on gatherings have created an economic hardship that will…
National Restaurant Association Unveils its Restaurant Industry 2030 Report

Restaurant industry sales expected to reach $1.2 trillion by 2030 Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  Today the National Restaurant Association, in partnership with American Express and Nestlé Professional, released its 10-year outlook report on the projected state of the restaurant industry in 2030. The…
National Restaurant Association President & CEO Announces Retirement

Dawn Sweeney to Lead the Association on Continued Growth Trajectory Through 2019 Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  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,…
CBD-Infused Food/Drink, Zero-Waste Are Top Trends

Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  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…
One-third of All Adults Plan to Dine Out on Mother’s Day

Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  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…
National Food Safety Month Spotlights Foodborne Illness Detection and Protection

Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  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…
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…
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 Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  The National Restaurant Association announced an all-star lineup for its 4th annual Restaurant Innovation Summit (RIS) happening September 13-15 in Austin,…
New Research Shows Restaurants are Hungry for Tech without the Headache

National Restaurant Association Research Showcases the Landscape for Tech in the Restaurant Industry Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  Today, the National Restaurant Association released new research focusing on technology in the restaurant industry. In “Mapping the Restaurant Technology Landscape,” the Association set…
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 Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  New research from the National Restaurant Association shows…
8 Promotion Ideas to Make Mother’s Day Profitable

For the restaurant industry, Mother’s Day is one of the most important holidays of the year with nearly half of American adults anticipated to celebrate Mother’s Day by dining out, according to the National Restaurant Association. As your restaurant starts…
All-Star Chef Lineup for 2016 World Culinary Showcase Announced

Celebrity chefs share their culinary expertise and techniques on the entertainment-filled World Culinary Showcase stage at NRA Show 2016 in Chicago Chicago, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  The National Restaurant Association today announced a lineup of the nation’s top celebrity chefs to share…