Mid-Atlantic, IFA partner for franchise seminar

BALTIMORE — The Mid-Atlantic Food, Beverage & Lodging Expo has announced a partnership agreement with the International Franchise Association to bring together the following groups during the Sept. 19-20, 2007, expo at the Baltimore Convention Center: FranPoint Partners LLC California...

Mid-Atlantic Expo to offer attendee events, programs

Exhibitors are the show at the 2007 Mid-Atlantic Food, Beverage & Lodging Expo, but several side acts will compete for the attention of between 8,000 and 10,000 attendees.   Eight seminars are planned for the two-day expo, to be held in Baltimore from 11 a.m.

NRA seeks Kitchen Innovations nominations

CHICAGO — The National Restaurant Association has announced that it is accepting applications for the 2008 Kitchen Innovations Awards.   The Kitchen Innovations program recognizes inventive and cutting-edge equipment in the worldwide foodservice market.

A capstone of collaboration

The 2007 Fast Casual Executive Summit aims for atmosphere of sharing.

Celebrity chef to work with CRAEF students at Midwestern Expo

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (CRAEF) has announced that celebrity chef Tommy Tang will work with the 2007 Boyds Coffee Culinary Cup winners at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo Student Showcase.

NRA announces public affairs conference speakers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Restaurant Association has announced two of the highlighted speakers for the National Restaurant Association's Public Affairs Conference,  Sept.

Restaurant performance outlook rises in June

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index, a comprehensive index of restaurant activity, posted a moderate gain in June. The RPI stood at 101.4 in June, up 0.5 percent from May and its first gain in three months.

Restaurant Performance Index holds steady

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The outlook for the restaurant industry remained positive in May, as the National Restaurant Association's comprehensive index of restaurant activity held steady.

NRA reacts to failed immigration bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Restaurant Association today expressed extreme disappointment in the Senate's failure to continue consideration of immigration reform legislation. "The Senate solved nothing today," said John Gay, association senior vice president of Government Affairs and Public Policy....

NRA sends message to move immigration debate forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Restaurant Association June 25 sent a letter to senators expressing the importance of quickly moving forward with the debate on comprehensive immigration reform. NRA acting interim president and chief executive officer Peter Kilgore said failure...

NRA foundation names new officers

CHICAGO — The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) June 14 announced that three new officers have been elected by the NRAEF's Board of Trustees for the 2007-2008 term. Ruben Villavicencio became the board's new chairman, Linda Bacin assumed the...

NRA show tops 74,000 attendees

CHICAGO — The National Restaurant Association's 2007 Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show completed a record-breaking, four-day run at McCormick Place in Chicago May 22. The event drew nearly 74,000 attendees from all 50 states and 110 countries looking for products and services...

Restaurant Performance Index declines in April

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The outlook for the restaurant industry softened in April, as the National Restaurant Association's comprehensive index of restaurant activity registered a moderate decline. The Association's Restaurant Performance Index — a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S.

NRA show kicks off in Chicago

After a slow attendee start at this year's National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, things were in full swing Saturday afternoon as show goers ate and drank their way through six miles of aisles. Innovations in technology appeared to be...

NRA show educational sessions to focus on health, safety

The National Restaurant Association said its 2007 NRA Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show has a record-breaking 2,140 exhibiting companies that will be represented on the exhibit floor. The Show, to be held May 19-22 at McCormick Place in Chicago, is expected to...

Restaurant Performance Index reaches 12-month high

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The outlook for the restaurant industry was decidedly more optimistic in March, as the National Restaurant Association's comprehensive index of restaurant activity posted a solid increase.

NRA Show blows into Windy City

Hotel-Motel Show offers trends, insights and more.

Fast Casual launches reader survey

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Fast Casual.com has launched a reader survey designed to pinpoint hot topics and products as they relate to fast-casual trends and operations.

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