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NRA releases new trends research reports

The National Restaurant Association has released three new research reports focused on current and future trends to help restaurant operators make more informed business decisions. The new publications contain original research and projections critical to strategically planning for the future.

“As the restaurant industry’s primary trade association, it’s our job to provide our members with the credible research they need to accurately plan for future business and profitability growth,” said Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of the Research & Knowledge Group for the National Restaurant Association.

“Whether it is trends in business sentiment and expected challenges, workforce demographics, or analysis of consumer attitudes toward technology, the savvy operator applies this information to operational and marketing plans to hit the mark with consumers not only today, but into the future,”  Riehle said.

The new reports are:
Restaurant Industry 2020: A Snapshot of the Future - A unique futuristic study of restaurant industry trends that offers a window to future operating trends and conditions.

Tableservice Restaurant Trends: How Family, Casual and Fine Dining Operators Navigate Challenges and Opportunities in 2013 - A report on business-building details on tableservice operators’ and consumers’ attitudes and behavior.

Limited-Service Restaurant Trends: How Quickservice and Fast Casual Operators Navigate Challenges and Opportunities in 2013 - A report on business-building details on limited-service operators’ and consumers’ attitudes and behavior.

NRA members receive a 50-percent discount on the reports in the online store. All three publications are available for instant download as PDF files.

The National Restaurant Association produces primary research on a range of topics. As the NRA represents the entire restaurant and foodservice industry, its research and analysis have a long-standing reputation of the highest credibility, neutrality and accuracy both inside and outside the industry, and is considered a leading authority on industry statistics, analysis and trends. Proceeds from research publications are applied to conducting additional industry research.

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