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Infographic: Look who's spending

Demographics are destiny in the restaurant business. While nine in 10 Americans say they enjoy going to restaurants, they don't all share the same spending patterns.

State of the American Consumer

A majority of consumers remain uncertain about the economy and cautious in their spending habits, but this recession mindset is not a permanent state, says NRA’s chief economist. 

Is a major tax headache brewing for restaurants?

Nobody wants to file taxes twice in 2015. But that’s what business owners and individuals might be forced to do if Congress doesn't act soon to renew several key tax provisions that expired at the end of last year.

Restaurant sales continue to rise

The underlying fundamentals of lower gas prices, steady job growth and rising consumer confidence point toward an improving business environment, says NRA's chief economist.

New info highlights food waste challenges

The NRA's director of sustainability discusses successes and challenges manufacturers, retailers and restaurants face as they try to reduce food waste.

NRA releases new report on consumer spending

The NRA has released a new edition of its Consumer Spending in Restaurants report – an analysis of spending on food away from home by demographic groups.

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