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How much does it cost to join?

Your membership dues depend on your membership category. Use the Benefits and Dues Finder to determine your dues.

What are my member benefits?

Our membership benefits vary by category. Use the Benefits and Dues Finder to determine your benefits.

What are the different membership categories?

Restaurant - Restaurant members represent tableservice, quickservice, on-site foodservice, cafeterias, and more.
*For multi-state, multi-unit restaurant companies, receive our personalized membership presentation by calling the National Restaurant Association at (800) 424-5156.

Allied - For any company, including industry suppliers, distributors, and consultants, that supplies goods and services to the industry

Faculty - For full-time educators in an accredited program in the restaurant/hospitality field

Student - Full-time students in a 2 or 4 year restaurant/hospitality program who are 18 years or older

Nonprofit - Open to any government-funded or subsidized foodservice facility, such as state hospitals, state health care facilities, state schools, state prisons, military foodservice establishments, etc.

International - Any firm that operates facilities and/or supplies meal service on a regular basis for others and has no foodservice outlets in the United States

Can I join online?

Yes. Use our convenient online sign-up for immediate discounts and savings.

Can I download a membership application?

Please use our convenient online sign-up process.  If you have additional questions, please call us at (800) 424-5156.

Restaurateurs can access the Dues 'n Benefits Finder to determine your 2-for-1 benefits and download an application.

Can you bill me?

We do not bill our new members. Once you become a member, you will receive an annual invoice in the mail for renewing your membership.

Can I pay in monthly installments?

We ask for all membership dues to be paid in full upon joining.

How many members do you have?

We currently have more than 40,000 members representing nearly 500,000 foodservice establishments.

What percentage of your members are restaurants?

Over 95% of our members are foodservice establishments.

Is your membership list for sale?

We do not currently sell our membership list.

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