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    2014 NRA Show Guide

  • Everything you need to know to prepare for the industry’s biggest event.

    National Restaurant Association


    NRA Education Session Schedule

    Monday, May 19

    10 a.m.

    When Marketing Met Technology

    It’s a new era for marketing operations, one driven primarily by technology. Learn how to integrate new technology into your core marketing functions. BOOTH 5575

    11:30 a.m.

    Implementing the Health-Care Law in Your Restaurant Operation

    Whether or not you’re covered by the employer mandate, your restaurant is covered by the 2010 health-care law. NRA experts share the latest information that employers under the law should know, from new rules to employee questions and more. ROOM S402a

    How to Franchise Your Restaurant to Others

    Franchising your concept to new restaurateurs can be a long, complex, and highly regulated process. Learn how to begin and what the step-by-step franchising process looks like. Walk away with tips, best practices, and strategies to streamline the franchise transaction. ROOM S404d

    1:30 p.m.

    Attracting Athlete Investors to Your Restaurant or Franchise

    As investors go, professional athletes are a great fit for quick-service and fast-casual franchises. Hear from former pros on what attracted them to their specific brands, along with strategies to land your own athlete franchisees. ROOM S404d

    3 p.m.

    Food Safety: Everyone’s Job

    Few things are more damaging to a restaurant’s reputation than a disparaging review based on food-safety violations, much less a foodborne illness outbreak or severe allergic reaction. Learn how to reduce your risk. ROOM S402b

    Menus 2014: Turning Trends Into Money Makers

    Get timely updates on major trends, best-in-class menus, changing consumer demands, and more. Learn which trends are sizzling, which fads are fizzling, and how to create menu items that score with consumers. ROOM S404abc

    Next: Tuesday, May 20