Popeyes CEO added to Franchise Association board of directors

The International Franchise Association has added four new members to its board of directors, including Popeyes' CEO Cheryl A. Bachelder.

MMS Catering Institute adds senior faculty members

The MMS Catering Institute has announced the addition of three new institute senior faculty members. Roland Zagnoli, founder and CEO of Zagnoli Trading Company, Dan Hirt, CEO of Primary Color, and Betsy Craig, founder and CEO of MenuTrinfo, will receive...

Deadline set for 2014 sustainability grant applications

The Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability has announced its deadline for the 2014 sustainability grant and that Rob Geile, director of consultant services and education at Hobart, is joining the organization as a HCFS Fellow. Geile will assist in judging...

American Pizza Community welcomes new members

The American Pizza Community announced that The Streets of New York and Pieology have joined the coalition as new members. Members of the APC include large and small pizza brands and franchisees from around the country as well as vendors...

Ventura Foods, Culinary Institute of America expand partnership

Leaders from The Culinary Institute of America and Ventura Foods have announced an expansion of their partnership built upon mutual dedication to the science of food research and menu development for the foodservice industry. The decade-long relationship has focused on...

Restaurant job growth outpacing overall economy

The National Restaurant Association's Chief Economist Bruce Grindy analyzed the recent jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and found that the growth rate in the foodservice sector continues to outpace the overall growth rate in the U.S. During...

NRA to hold inaugural Restaurant Finance Summit

The National Restaurant Association will host its inaugural Restaurant Finance Summit during NRA Show 2014 at Chicago's McCormick Place. The event will bring together restaurant financial executives and operators, Wall Street analysts, investment groups and lenders, and expert tax and...

NRAEF celebrates financial support from Sodexo

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation announced that it received a $100,000 contribution from Sodexo Inc. in support of the foundation's ProStart program.

Avtec product specialist elected FCSI Allied Representative to The America's Board of Trustees

Eric Von Kaenel has been elected as FCSI's Allied Representative to The America's Board of Trustees, as recently announced by FCSI Chair Jim Petersen. Von Kaenel will serve two years in his new position beginning in January. Von Kaenel is...

NRA Military Foundation names food service specialist of the year

Marine Corporal Daniel Russo will be recognized as the 2013 Food Service Specialist of the Year by the Major General Hill Awards Program taking place Thursday at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, Calif. The award...

Affordable Health Benefits Coalition launches

The Affordable Health Benefits Coalition has been launched by a group of organizations, including the National Council of Chain Restaurants, with the common goal of advancing policy ideas that they feel will help people obtain more affordable health coverage. The...

NRA now accepting nominations for Operator Innovation Awards

The National Restaurant Association is now accepting nominations for the third annual Operator Innovations Awards, which celebrate restaurant operators who are transforming the industry. An independent panel of operators from both commercial and non-commercial backgrounds will select three finalists in...

Congress members introduce pizza-friendly menu labeling bill

Today, Congressman John Carter (R-Texas) is introducing the Menu Labeling Reform Bill in the House of Representatives, which includes a number of tweaks to cater to the pizza industry. Attending the event are two Domino's Pizza franchisees and a spokesperson...

National Restaurant Association reports continued restaurant job growth

New analysis by the National Restaurant Association shows that the restaurant industry continues to serve as a leading creator of jobs, outpacing overall U.S. employment growth.

National Restaurant Association unveils new branding initiative

In an effort to unify its enterprise, programs and products, the National Restaurant Association has launched a new branding initiative and logo. The NRA's new brand identity will be applied to all the organization’s programs, advocacy, services and products this year.

NRA's restaurant industry outlook remains positive

The outlook for the restaurant industry remained positive for the coming months, as the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) stood well above 100 in April. The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S.

High-impact, positive growth energizes 2012 NRA Show

The 93rd annual 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-plus registrants from all 50 states and 100-plus countries...

NRA Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show sells out exhibit floor space

The National Restaurant Association has announced that exhibit space at its 2012 Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show is completely sold out. The newly redesigned exhibit floor will showcase more than 1,900 exhibitors, including more than 500 new exhibitors that will offer thousands...

NRA's Operator Innovations winners to be revealed during “Destination: Celebration” event

The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show will play host to the show’s first-ever “Destination: Celebration” event -- a kick-off party during which the winners of the inaugural Operator Innovations Awards will be announced May 5. Earlier this year, the...

NRA, LivingSocial form marketing-best-practices partnership

The National Restaurant Association and LivingSocial have announced a new partnership through which both organizations will work to educate and inform restaurant operators on all available marketing channels. The partnership’s focus will be on a major research project to study restaurant marketing efforts and consumer attitudes.

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