National Restaurant Association research helps operators understand economic trends that influence customer spending and affect your bottom line.
Helping your business succeed
Our research on economic and demographic trends helps restaurants operators stay ahead of the game. From sales and employment data to commodity prices and consumer patterns, NRA analysis helps you make sense of various economic indicators and what they mean to your business.
Take the 2013 operations survey, get a free report
The NRA and Deloitte & Touche LLP encourage restaurant operators to participate in the 2013 Restaurant Industry Operations Survey, which will be the base for the 2013 edition of the Restaurant Industry Operations Report.
Operators who complete the survey before May 31 will receive a free copy of the new edition upon release, data specific to their state or region (sample size permitting), and a chance to win one of three $500 American Express® Gift Cards.
Take the Survey
Released on the last business day of each month, the RPI reports on the health of and outlook for the restaurant industry. Includes details on same-store sales and traffic, business expectations, capital expenditure, staffing, and more.
The ultimate source for analysis of restaurant industry trends. Stay up-to-date on wholesale food and menu prices, wage and hour trends, sales, and more. Subscription required.
Regular commentary from the NRA's Chief Economist Bruce Grindy that translates statistics into trends. Includes analysis of business conditions and the key economic indicators that impact the restaurant industry, including sales and employment.
The Restaurant Industry Operations Report provides crucial financial data on cost of sales, gross profit, direct operating expenses and other performance measurements to help you see how your operation compares with those of a similar business profile. Includes data on tableservice restaurants broken down by check size (Under $15; $15-24.99; Over $25) and limited service restaurants.