The U.S. Small Business Administration administrator, Maria Contreras-Sweet, announced that the federal agency is partnering with the National Restaurant Association to promote dining out during Small Business Saturday on November 29. The partnership will amplify restaurants during the national push to support our nation’s small businesses on the busiest shopping weekend of the year.
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Driven by stronger same-store sales, customer traffic levels, and a more optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) posted a solid gain in August. The RPI—a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry—stood at 101.9 in August, up 1.0 percent from July and its first gain in three months. In addition, the RPI stood above 100 for the 18th consecutive month.
The National Restaurant Association has issued “Bright Ideas,” its first-ever sustainability newsletter, which offers tips and tools to restaurant and foodservice operators on eco-friendly practices.
The newsletter, produced by Conserve, the NRA’s sustainability initiative, features a variety of videos, best practices, case studies, and personal accounts of chain and independent operators who have achieved success by practicing sustainability at their businesses.
The National Restaurant Association has named Brendan Flanagan Vice President of State Restaurant Association Relations. In his new role, Flanagan will lead and manage enterprise-wide relations with the State Restaurant Associations (SRAs). He previously oversaw the Association’s state and local legislative affairs.
Driven by stronger sales and traffic levels and an increasingly optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) rose to its highest level in more than two years. The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S.
New York’s highest court has upheld a lower court’s decision to overturn the 2012 ban on the sale of sugar-sweetened drinks larger than 16 ounces.
The National Restaurant Association joined the American Beverage Association and others in filing a lawsuit challenging the ban, saying the Board of Health acted unlawfully outside of its scope of powers and subjected restaurateurs to a standard that many of its competitors, including groceries and c-stores, didn’t have to meet.
The National Restaurant Association has asked the governors in five Gulf States to support their local restaurants in a quest to maintain uncompromised, year-round access to seafood fished in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
In a letter sent today to Governors Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Rick Scott of Florida, Robert Bentley of Alabama, Phil Bryant of Mississippi, and Rick Perry of Texas, the NRA asked the Governors to “stand with us and support the commercial fishing sector that supplies restaurants in your state[s] and throughout the country.”
The National Restaurant Association (NRA) announced today that it has been selected as one of The Washington Post Top Workplaces. The Top Workplaces program recognizes companies that inspire their employees, giving them “room to do great things.”
The National Restaurant Association has launched a new version of its Restaurant TrendMapper online subscription service. The service helps restaurateurs, analysts, and allied industry professionals keep up-to-date with the latest economic indicators and trends that affect their business environment. These trends include the Restaurant Performance Index (RPI), sales, employment, capital expenditures, and wholesale food and menu price inflation.
The job openings rate in the restaurants-and-accommodations sector soared to a post-recession high in April, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover (JOLTS) program.