NRA releases Foodamental workshop schedule for May conference

The interactive educational workshops are designed to provide guests the opportunity to see hands-on demonstrations from top chefs and industry leaders.

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The chefs have spoken: Menu trend predictions for 2015

After years on the rise, gluten-free cuisine has fallen out of the top 10 list of the National Restaurant Association's annual survey.

Restaurant organizations apprehensive about Obama's executive action on immigration

It has been estimated that about 20 percent of chefs, head cooks and cooks in the restaurant industry are undocumented immigrants.

Turning social media likes into restaurant traffic

Offer customers something, like a discount or a recipe, in return for their like.

Looking back at some equipment highlights from the NRA Show '14

Henny Penny showcases its chef's touch operating system, which features a barcode scanner that can pull up recipes.

2014 Kitchen Innovation winners

More than 20 winners showcased energy-saving, time-saving equipment to help restaurant operators' bottom lines.

Steady optimism rises from the NRA Show floor

Most exhibitors agreed this year’s traffic provided better quality leads.

Plenty of new product launches expected at the National Restaurant Association Show

Mobile and digital continue to be top trends, as does integrated technology solutions.

Obamacare delays lessen impact on restaurant operators

The NRA's EVP of Policy and Government Affairs provides an update, including an impending ruling on the FTE definition.

Are Utah's wood-fired pizza concepts endangered?

Officials claim wood-fired ovens contribute disproportionately to air pollution around the Salt Lake Valley.

Local, healthy top the NRA's 2014 menu forecast

Gluten-free, non-wheat themes jump on the prediction list for the New Year.

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NEWS


NRA president/CEO named to 'Most Powerful People in Food' list for the third year in a row

The National Restaurant Association's (NRA) President and CEO Dawn Sweeney has been named one of 2015's "Most Powerful People in Food" by The Daily Meal for the third year in a row.

NRA board elects Jack Crawford as chair

Crawford, president and CEO of Ground Round Independent Owners Cooperative (IOC), has been a member of the NRA board of directors since 2003.

Convention chair named for 2015 National Restaurant Association Show

John C. Metz will serve as convention chair for the 2015 NRA's Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and the 2015 Beverage Alcohol for Restaurants at the NRA Show.

National Restaurant Association Show rebrands wine, spirits and beer event

The International Wine, Spirts & Beer Event, a perennial feature of the National Restaurant Association Show in May, has been renamed as BAR, which stands for Beverage Alcohol for Restaurants. The BAR branding will debut at the NRA Show in...

Beef Checkoff Program teams with NRA to sponsor Kids LiveWell

As part of the partnership, Beef Checkoff is offering to restaurants its collection of kid-friendly recipes that meet the Kids LiveWell criteria.

San Diego County adds NRA's ServSafe training course

The National Restaurant Association's ServSafe Food Handler online training course has been approved by San Diego County in California. The training program is geared toward restaurant operators and their employees, who have the opportunity to earn the San Diego Food Handler card.

Lower gas prices yield higher restaurant traffic, sales in October

The National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index posted solid gains in October, driven in large part to falling gas prices. According to a news release, the RPI was 102.8 in October, up 1.8 percent from September. “The positive same-store sales...

Nat'l Restaurant Association adds Facebook app to encourage responsible alcohol service

The National Restaurant Association released the ServSafe Facebook app, Serving It Up with ServSafe, as part of its campaign to promote responsible alcohol service during the holidays. According to a news release, the campaign provides tools and tips that will...

NRA, SBA encouraging shoppers to #DineSmall on Nov. 29

The partnership will encourage shoppers to patronize local restaurants while shopping on Small Business Saturday.

Report: Consumers plan to spend more at restaurants in '15

According to a new report on the state of the American consumer released today by the National Restaurant Association, although a majority of American consumers are still concerned about the economy and holding back on spending, there are signs that...

NRA report: Millennials spend higher proportions on food than families

The National Restaurant Association has published its newest edition of its Consumer Spending in Restaurants report. The report was last published in 2009 and analyzes spending on food away from home by demographic. “Looking at demographics is extremely important for restaurant operators.

NRA foundation announces partnership between Prostart, No Kid Hungry

Through the partnership, ProStart students will be able to earn hours toward their industry-recognized ProStart National Certificate of Achievement through volunteer service with No Kid Hungry.

Service remains priority for restaurant patrons even as technology usage increases

The National Restaurant Association has released new research that shows overall technology use in restaurants is increasing. More than one-third of consumers say they are more likely to use technology-related options in restaurants now, compared to two years ago. In...

National Restaurant Association adds of SVP of Strategic Alliances

The National Restaurant Association today announced the hiring of Jeffrey Calore as senior vice president of Strategic Alliances.

Restaurant Association’s EVP named a 'Top Lobbyist'

Scott DeFife, EVP of Policy and Government Affairs for the National Restaurant Association, has once again been named a 2014 top lobbyist by "The Hill" newspaper. This is the sixth time DeFife has been selected by the publication for inclusion...

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