National Restaurant Association


Franchisors ask Biden to pull the plug on a broadened joint-employer definition

Following a Senate vote to scuttle the new franchising standard, opponents are hoping to avert a presidential veto.


National Restaurant Association expands its leadership team with 2 hires

Simultaneously, its personnel-development and educational arm has expanded its senior team.

A Deeper Dive: The National Restaurant Association’s Hudson Riehle joins the podcast to discuss the group’s annual State of the Industry Report.

Reality Check: This year's mother of all industry forecasts is packed with tidbits that are likely to surprise. Here are five we found in the National Restaurant Association's State of the Restaurant Industry report.

But the National Restaurant Association projects in its annual State of the Industry Report, margins will be squeezed by high inflation.

Jeff Lobdell, president of Michigan-based Restaurant Partners Management, believes that greater industry unity is key for restaurants to overcome the various issues they face.

A coalition of trade groups intends to ask for an injunction blocking adoption before Dec. 26, when the redefinition is scheduled to take force.

The longtime industry veteran will succeed the retiring Karen Bremer starting Oct. 30.

Advocates for the fast-food industry, the franchising community and organized labor have agreed to a compromise on the controversial measures. A wage-setting council is part of the deal.

The former restaurant operator has led the association for 13 years. She will step down in mid-January.

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