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April 25, 2018

6 tips to turn servers into service stars

Service expert Bob Brown, a speaker at our first Restaurant Revenue Growth Conference, explains how to turn servers into service experts and increase sales.

April 20, 2018

Faces of Diversity winners honored

Some of the industry's brightest stars received our 2018 Faces of Diversity Award. The award champions diversity and inclusion.

April 19, 2018

Restaurateurs, Congress talk policy on Capitol Hill

More than 400 restaurateurs came to Washington, D.C., for our 32nd Annual Public Affairs Conference, and to meet with lawmakers on issues affecting business.

April 19, 2018

The gift of giving is the entree at awards gala

Celebrity chef Rick Bayless was among the operators we honored this year for outstanding charitable service to the communities they serve.

April 16, 2018

3 tips to engage millennial guests

Want to attract more millennials into your restaurant? Focus on authenticity and transparency.

April 9, 2018

Restaurants, experts meet to make the case for sustainability

Restaurant companies came to our Sustainability Executive Study Group meeting to learn about the issue's effect on employee engagement, among other things.

April 6, 2018

Brinker to take on 250 apprentices

The company is working with our Educational Foundation to prepare the apprentices for rewarding careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

April 3, 2018

New plan offers small operators affordable health insurance

The initiative will help smaller businesses provide quality, affordable health care to their employees.

April 2, 2018

Bueller? Bueller? Ben Stein to speak at supply chain confab

Plan to attend because the satirist and TV personality will keynote our supply chain management conference in May.

March 21, 2018

Spokin CEO helps food allergy customers speak up

When Susie Hultquist's daughter was diagnosed with food allergies, she decided they would not make her child's life unmanageable. She created Spokin, an app to make dining out easier.

March 19, 2018

14 new tech businesses featured at Startup Alley

Showgoers will get to see a variety of new businesses offering tech solutions that could help restaurants increase their efficiency and revenues.

March 15, 2018

Meet our 2018 FABI Award recipients

Here is a sampling of the 2018 FABI Award recipients. They're being recognized for their innovative contributions to the industry, and will be showcased at this year's Show.

March 14, 2018

Order your serving of environmental sustainability today

Be efficient. Get the latest info on environmental sustainability at our ESG next month. Advance registration closes March 16, so sign up now!

March 8, 2018

Katherine Lam: Stirring up success

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, meet Katherine Lam, president and co-owner of Bambuza Vietnam Kitchen in Portland, Ore. She is part of our Portland Women Stir the Pot event on March 13. Here is her story.

March 6, 2018

Sweeney: Increase diversity to recruit, retain great staff

The NRA's CEO says restaurants are the nation’s second-largest private-sector employer, with one of the most diverse workforces in the country. That will help drive change.

March 4, 2018

WFF, industry aim to lead way on gender equity

The leaders of the food industry’s three main business associations helped the Women's Foodservice Forum kick off its initiative supporting gender equity.

March 2, 2018

Women who 'stir the pot' in Portland, Ore.

As we celebrate Women's History Month, these three female restaurateurs offer advice on how to succeed in business.

February 23, 2018

Bank on success at our new revenue growth conference

The Restaurant Revenue Growth conference will help operators and senior-level industry professionals learn about strategies, tools and resources that increase sales and profits.

February 19, 2018

3 black entrepreneurs help industry embrace diversity

Don Thompson, Junior Bridgeman and J. Phillip Holloman are successful business leaders committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. Here's a look at their careers.

February 12, 2018

Nutrition meeting to focus on allergens, advocacy and food trends

Hear from experts about industry challenges and experiences as well as latest food trends and best practices in allergen training.

February 9, 2018

5 tips on hiring and retaining the best employees

How do you hire the best and brightest and retain those great employees? Here are some answers on what to do as the labor pool tightens.

February 7, 2018

Sustainability report focuses on industry’s eco-friendly efforts

The National Restaurant Association has released new research highlighting the environmentally responsible actions operators are taking.

February 6, 2018

New guides to help restaurants reduce food waste

The two guides were created to help our industry implement strategies and best practices to cut food waste.

February 5, 2018

1st and goal: ProStart kids score big at Taste of NFL

Minnesota ProStart students assisted chefs at Taste of the NFL, the National Football League’s premier event to end hunger in America.

January 29, 2018

What does the future of food safety look like?

New technology will help foodservice businesses respond more quickly and efficiently to foodborne illness outbreaks, food safety expert Beth Johnson said.