Your industry. Your interests. Your champion.

We want to empower you to achieve even more success than you thought possible. We get the challenges you face because we’ve faced them too.

From discounts on products to rich research reports to in-depth information on the latest battle on Capitol Hill, we have you covered. Together, with our state restaurant associations, we’ve got over 750 staffers ready to back you up, so you can focus on running your business. 


Advocacy and representation

New regulations and laws that control how your restaurant company operates and how well it succeeds emerge each year. That’s where we come in, the National Restaurant Association, along with our State Restaurant Association partners,take on the fight so you can focus on what matters most for your growth and prosperity. Learn about top-priority issues for restaurants and what you can do to make a difference.

Workforce and development

Attracting and retaining a quality workforce is one of the highest priorities for our members. The National Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation programs draw more people to careers in our industry — and more qualified employees to your company. We’re training future employees, advancing the skills of current employees, and communicating the value of restaurant employment to people nationwide. Learn more about our programs. 

Education and networking

We believe in peer learning and the value of personal connections. That’s why our programs and initiatives create opportunities for you to meet and learn from other restaurant and foodservice industry professionals. Learn about how you can get involved in our educational events and Expert Exchanges.  Members also receive free admission to the National Restaurant Association Show.

Research and insight

The restaurant industry is fast-paced and ever-changing. That’s why we continually conduct industry research to help our members stay ahead of the game. From our annual industry forecast to our research on operations and the economy, we work to get you in front of trends before they emerge.  Explore the research, trends and insight available to you as a member.

Discounts and offerings

The National Restaurant Association is committed to creating an array of compelling member discount options that offer special, preferred pricing on services and products that help advance and protect America's restaurant and foodservice industry. Visit our Marketplace for more info, and make sure to check back in as we continue to grow our offerings.