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Issues & AdvocacyThe National Restaurant Association supports restaurants of every size at every level of government. As the nation's second-largest, private sector employer, our industry is uniquely impacted by some of the most important issues facing our country today.
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By the numbers: Industry performance 2021
Our Research & Knowledge Group is a leading authority on restaurant industry facts, stats and forecasts.
Restaurant industry sales in 2021, down $65 billion from 2019’s pre-pandemic levels
Restaurant industry employees at the end of 2021, down 1 million from pre-pandemic levels
9 in 10 restaurants
have fewer than 50 employees
8 in 10 restaurant owners
started their industry careers in entry-level positions
Webinars, podcasts, industry events and conferences inform the specific interests of all restaurant industry professionals. Here’s what’s on deck.
The latest news and information from the National Restaurant Association designed to help you operate a successful restaurant.
Association and RLC Urge NLRB to Maintain Current Version of Joint Employer RuleDecember 08, 2022The Association and the RLC call on the NLRB to maintain the clear and responsible standard established by the 2020 Final Rule.
Consumers Plan to Let Restaurants Do the Cooking During the HolidaysDecember 07, 2022With just a few weeks left in the year and the season of celebration in full swing, the National Restaurant Association finds that 77% of consumers will cope with holiday demands by letting restaurants do some of their cooking during the coming weeks.
California Voters Put the FAST Act on Hold to Have Their SayDecember 05, 2022National Restaurant Association expands focus to prevent similar laws from impacting industry nationwide.