About Us

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is the largest foodservice trade association in the world*—supporting over 500,000 restaurant businesses. In partnership with our state restaurant associations, we work every day to empower all restaurant owners and operators to achieve more than they thought possible. We represent and advocate for foodservice industry interests—taking on financial and regulatory obstacles before they hit our members’ bottom line. We provide tools and systems that help members of all sizes get significantly better operating results. And we offer the kinds of networking, education and research resources that are only possible because of our vast, and active, membership base. We save our members time, money and headaches by helping them take on what matters most for their success and growth—whether that’s protecting their economic interests, sharing best practices, or getting them in front of emerging trends. We strive to move our industry forward by finding answers to the tough questions, distilling complex information into practical knowledge and helping our members navigate the issues that can leave them in the weeds. And that makes us the go-to resource for smart, relevant intelligence that helps our members run their businesses better. At the NRA, we believe that there is strength in numbers. When we come together as an industry, our collective voice is stronger and our impact is greater than when any of us stands alone. And that means our shared spirit of hospitality, passion for serving others and belief in the American entrepreneurial dream will be safeguarded and advanced. *Largest foodservice trade association by membership. Our shared vision with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation We will lead America’s restaurant industry into a new era of prosperity, prominence, and participation, enhancing the quality of life for all we serve. National Restaurant Association Mission We serve our members by advancing and protecting America’s restaurant and foodservice industry

What We Do

We promote entrepreneurship and hospitality. We advocate for pro-restaurant regulation and operational freedom. And we empower all restaurant owners to achieve even more success than they thought possible. We offer our members a wide range of...

What We Do

Our Brand & History

A bowl of mussels?   The industry’s “heart”?  Hear what others see in our logo.  

Our Brand & History

Leadership

The National Restaurant Association is governed by a volunteer board of directors and led in Washington, D.C., by a president and chief executive officer. On average, the board consists of 90 to 95 directors from across the country who represen...

Leadership

Partners

Whatever the economic climate, all restaurants need to find ways to attract guests and reduce costs. The National Restaurant Association works closely with our state associations, industry leaders and our supplier community to help restaurateur...

Partners

Careers at the NRA

The National Restaurant Association empowers every restaurant and restaurant operator in this country to achieve more than they thought possible. It’s also where you can start and/or grow your career working to support and represent ...

Careers at the NRA

Contact Us

You can reach our three offices below by mail or phone. You can also review our list of 50 state restaurant association partners. Members of the Association can send us e-mail (you'll need your member number). If you are not a member, her...

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