NRA providing free webinars on sexual harassment prevention

The National Restaurant Association will add webinars about preventing sexual harassment to the ServSafe Workplace program. The webinars will be free during the summer months, according to a company press release. "Our industry — like so many others — is...

NRA applauds House decision to narrow definition of joint employer liability

NRA applauds House decision to narrow definition of joint employer liability

The U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday passed the Save Local Business Act, a decision that the National Restaurant Association described as a win for restaurant owners. "We strongly applaud Congress for standing up for restaurants and small businesses across the...

19 chains signed up for 1st NRA apprenticeship

Shakey's Pizza and Firehouse Subs are among the brands that have committed to registering nearly 500 restaurant and hotel apprentices in the Hospitality Sector Registered Apprenticeship program organized by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The first-of-its-kind program was jointly...

3 commonalities among Lyfe Kitchen, Urban Plates, Baskin Robbins brand-building strategies

3 commonalities among Lyfe Kitchen, Urban Plates, Baskin Robbins brand-building strategies

Building a successful brand has three parts: storytelling, club making and country building, according to a branding expert at the National Restaurant Show.

NRA applauds Trump's apprenticeship order, while critics say it's full of holes

NRA applauds Trump's apprenticeship order, while critics say it's full of holes

The National Restaurant Association and its educational foundation have been pushing for more love from the feds for apprenticeships and this week they got their wishes.

Economic uncertainty and third-party delivery impact UK, US restaurants

Economic uncertainty and third-party delivery impact UK, US restaurants

Globalization has created opportunity for American brands in the U.K., where restaurants face many of the same challenges and opportunities as the U.S.

America's tastes today? Cauliflower on pizza; radishes as raw meat

America's tastes today? Cauliflower on pizza; radishes as raw meat

With rapid-fire delivery and an upbeat attitude, menu analyst and Kruse Co. owner, Nancy Kruse, last week told a standing room only crowd at the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago that these are rapidly changing times in food service, with a paradigm shift that is forcing restaurants to adapt or die.

Innovation on display at NRA (part 2)

Innovation on display at NRA (part 2)

It's almost impossible to see the two-miles of products and services at the NRA show, so in this two-part series, FastCasual highlights several that made their debuts at the show.

NRA 2017 in photos: Editors share top highlights

NRA 2017 in photos: Editors share top highlights

The editors of FastCasual, Pizza Marketplace, QSRWeb and Food Truck Operator share some highlights from the 2017 NRA show in Chicago.

Leaders of Fazoli's, Saladworks, Fresh Brothers Pizza, Grimaldi's, Focus Brands: 'Change is coming'

Leaders of Fazoli's, Saladworks, Fresh Brothers Pizza, Grimaldi's, Focus Brands: 'Change is coming'

The sands are shifting almost daily and almost on every front: That's the verdict from five restaurant industry leaders who shared their views Monday on the state of the industry at the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago Saturday.

Will restaurants work to meet new dietary guidelines?

Will restaurants work to meet new dietary guidelines?

There's a new food sheriff in town in the form of the federal government's new dietary guidelines, but many restaurants aren't going to find it difficult to offer menu items that meet those guidelines.

Restaurant Performance Index remained elevated in January

The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry – stood at 102.7 in January, which represented the fourth consecutive month above the level of 102.

Nevada, Hawaii, Florida boast highest percentage of restaurant workers

States whose restaurant workforces represent the largest proportions of their overall employment include Nevada, with 16 percent; Hawaii, with 14 percent and Florida, with 12 percent. Nationally, the percentage is at about 10 percent.

Infographic: Restaurant workers express optimism about the industry

Nine out of 10 workers surveyed say the restaurant industry is a good place to land a first job.

Heartland, NRA to host Twitter chat on payments security

Heartland and the National Restaurant Association will host a Twitter chat on secure payment data for restaurants on Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. Eastern.

Where the jobs are: Arizona, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Utah

According to the NRA, Arizona is projected to post a close to 24 percent restaurant job increase and Florida and Texas each is projected to post over 22 percent gains over the 10-year period from 2015 to 2025. Georgia and Utah are expected to grow 21 percent.

NRA president/CEO named to 'Most Powerful People in Food' list for the third year in a row

The National Restaurant Association's (NRA) President and CEO Dawn Sweeney has been named one of 2015's "Most Powerful People in Food" by The Daily Meal for the third year in a row.

New units planned for high-growth states

New restaurants are set to open in three of the five states the NRA predicts will have strong sales in 2015.

The NRA is predicting the strongest sales gains in these five states

According to the National Restaurant Association's 2015 Restaurant Industry Forecast, Arizona and Florida are projected to post 4.9 percent sales increases. North Dakota and Texas follow at 4.8 percent, Colorado at 4.3 percent, and California and Utah at 3.9 percent.

State of the Union puts minimum wage, 30-hour work week, joint employer issues in the spotlight

State of the Union puts minimum wage, 30-hour work week, joint employer issues in the spotlight

It's been a busy week in Washington. From the State of the Union address to the Supreme Court to more on the minimum wage, here's a round-up of hot public policy topics for restaurants.

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