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.”
“We are thrilled to receive the prestigious honor of being named one of Washington Post’s top workplaces among some of today’s most influential organizations,” says National Restaurant Association President and CEO Dawn Sweeney. “As the leading voice of the restaurant industry, we strive to promote a true spirit of hospitality within our organization. NRA staff members pride ourselves in creating new and innovative ways to advance the industry in Washington and beyond. This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication put forth by our employees.”
NRA is the world’s largest trade association for the restaurant industry, which comprises 990,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of more than 13.5 million employees. NRA represents multiple foodservice concepts, including quick service, fast casual, managed foodservice, casual, and fine dining.
NRA initiatives include a focus on children’s nutrition through its Kids LiveWell program; promotion of restaurant sustainability through its Conserve program; and food safety handling and training through its nationally accredited ServSafe program. NRA also operates the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), a philanthropic foundation dedicated to enhancing the industry's service to the public. The Foundation's major goal is to prepare students for rewarding careers in restaurant management and the culinary arts through the ProStart program - which runs in over 1,900 high schools across the country - and through providing educational scholarships.