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Are there too many restaurants? As we start 2011, it would appear that we are looking at another year of contraction in terms of the number of restaurants in the United States. The latest prognostication comes from an analyst at Barclays Capital, …
There are varying opinions as to when the "Great Recession" began. Arguably, the roots extend back to the start of the housing bubble burst in the back half of 2007. But from my perspective, the critical moment in time was mid-to-late February of …
Fate of NRA Show in Chicago unknownFor the past 61 years, the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show has called Chicago home. The show contributes to the city a large portion of the $251 million in tax revenue generated annually by meetings and conventions held …
NRA Show 2010: 7 stops on your NRA Show tourFor nearly one week out of every year, Chicago's McCormick Place is transformed into a bustling network of exhibitors showcasing the latest in restaurant food, beverage equipment and supplies. This year is no different as more than 10,000 attendees …
Giving a huge nod to the mobile food truck trend that has diners taking to the streets, the National Restaurant Association is debuting its Food Truck Spot at this year's National Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, May 22-25 in Chicago. The Food Truck …
NRA forecast: Restaurant sales will stabilizeWith the economic downturn easing, the restaurant industry is expected to show gradual improvement in 2010, according to the National Restaurant Association's 2010 Restaurant Industry Forecast. Industry sales are projected to reach $580 billion this …
Two newly published reports have documented the discussions of a supply chain-wide executive think tank's recent call to double the use of fresh produce in foodservice by 2020, and the operator research that spurred them to set the goal. The two …
Michael Kaufman, chairman of the National Restaurant Association and co-president and owner of Enovo Restaurant Ventures LLC, has signed on to give the lunch address on day two of the Fast Casual Executive Summit. The Summit will be held Sept. 14-15 …
Michael C. Gibbons, president of Mainstreet Ventures Inc. and a member of the Restaurant Association of Maryland, has been elected as chairman of the board of directors of the National Restaurant Association for the upcoming term running mid-…
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has named Barbara Sido as its executive director, the organization has announced. "We are thrilled to welcome Barb into a key role for our industry," said Dawn Sweeney, …
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