Industry Impact

Within our communities and across the country, the restaurant industry plays an important role as a mainstay of the economy, a contributor to worthy causes, a responsible partner in conserving the environment, and an active supporter of our guests’ well-being.

Employing America

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Employing America

Food & Healthy Living

Food & Healthy Living

Giving Back

Restaurants are the heart of their communities, where neighbors and families gather to share good times and where they turn in time of need. Overwhelmingly, operators respond with food, kindness and support.

Giving Back

Sustainability

Conserve: Moving conservation forward The National Restaurant Association's Conserve program, begun in 2008, is a broad initiative that helps restaurateurs implement conservation practices. Conserve is where restaurants turn for practical...

Sustainability

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