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Student Benefits

Easy Access to Information With Our Toll-Free Hotline

The NRA's Knowledge Center is the leading information source for the restaurant industry. Our information specialists can answer your questions on food and consumer trends, industry statistics, new and popular recipes, financial matters, and much more! Save time and money by letting our staff do the research for you.

"My NRA student membership was crucial in helping me access information to complete a research project on job satisfaction and teamwork perceptions of front-of-house restaurant employees." - Seth Pride, NRA student member

Scholarship Information

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has provided more than $5.5 million in scholarships to high school students, post-secondary students and educators in the past six years to further their restaurant-and-hospitality education. You can learn more about scholarships, fellowships, and career opportunities from our Educational Foundation.

Free NRA Show Attendance

Join more than 75,000 industry professionals in Chicago every year for the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, the largest foodservice show in North America. Network with the industry's leading restaurateurs and discover what's new in equipment, food, technology, education and training.

"Since joining the NRA, I have expanded my knowledge base and enhanced my group of contacts." - Gary A. Alpert, NRA student member

Discounts on Educational Programs, Publications and Materials

The National Restaurant Association and its Educational Foundation offer significant discounts -- up to 50 percent off -- in the NRA Store on books, manuals and videos on training, safety issues and consumer trends, just to name a few.

"The research reports Technology Trends, Restaurant Industry 2010, and Tableservice Restaurant Trends helped me immensely in writing a business plan for a restaurant technology service I intend to market." - James Martin, NRA student member

Research Reports

Get access to the NRA's cutting-edge restaurant-industry research. Some reports are available FREE to members, while others are offered to members at discounts of up to 50 percent.


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