The National Restaurant Association®

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Building the industry’s next generation of leaders

The National Restaurant Association exists to protect and promote the interests of the nation’s over 1 million restaurants, but it’s been a boon for the awards business as well.


Simpson: Industry’s political outlook still complex

Even with pundits dissecting every development in Washington, D.C., reading what’s ahead politically for restaurants is not as simple as it might seem, says Cicely Simpson, the National Restaurant Association’s lead lobbyist.

Just as the restaurant industry constantly reinvents itself, so does the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.

The newly designed NRA Hub at this year's NRA Show is all about serving members.

The NRA Show has long been the industry's must-see event, but this year, the Show's programming included a number of changes designed to engage attendees and provide them with relevant, business-building information. Here's a few highlights you might have missed.

A Q&A with Joe Kadow, 2016 Chairman of Board of Directors of the National Restaurant Association

Chef Robert Irvine and Jon Taffer spoke at NRA Show 2016 on the most common challenges for restaurateurs.

Five Bar Rescue chefs spilled the beans on their experiences with helping operators escape failure and find success during Monday’s Bar Rescue Chef Panel. Here’s a look at some of their secrets to building killer operations.

Many highlights of this year’s NRA Show aimed to help operators figure out how to navigate the sometimes tricky—and ever-changing—world of technology.

Storytelling, innovation key to building standout food and beverage programs

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