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What We Do

We promote entrepreneurship and hospitality. We advocate for pro-restaurant regulation and operational freedom. And we empower all restaurant owners to achieve even more success than they thought possible.

We offer our members a wide range of high-value benefits. From Main Street to Capitol Hill, our activities drive our industry forward.

Advocacy and representation — Public policy decisions directly affect restaurant industry performance. Our long-standing Capitol Hill relationships and D.C. headquarters location enable us to stay on the forefront of policy issues affecting the restaurant industry so you don’t have to worry, and can focus on running your business. The NRA tracks thousands of regulatory and legislative developments at the federal, state and local levels. Read about some of our top issues.

Education and networking — The experience and knowledge of our members is a key ingredient of the NRA’s value. We offer top-shelf programs that encourage peer-to-peer learning, share exclusive best-practice content and help develop the next generation of industry leaders. Learn more.

Tools and solutions — Whatever the economic climate, all restaurants need to find ways to reduce costs and attract customers. We offer affordable and easy access to best practices, products, specialized expertise and educational resources for our members. Our tools help you grow revenues, increase profitability, and develop employees. Bottom line: You can make more money.

Research and insights — Our leading-edge industry research and reports equip our members with the critical information they need to make important decisions about their businesses. Our team brings complex information together and makes it understandable so you can stay ahead of emerging trends. Take advantage of this invaluable intelligence. Get the latest research.

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