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.

Restaurant Neighbor Award

Recognizing outstanding community service among restaurants More than 15 years ago, the National Restaurant Association and founding partner, American Express, created the Restaurant Neighbor Award to help honor restaurants for outstanding co...

Restaurant Neighbor Award

Contributing to Communities

America’s Restaurants: Serving More Than Meals No wonder 80 percent of consumers agree that restaurants are good corporate citizens and 72 percent agree that operators give back to their communities. They do. In fact, 94 percent of rest...

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Military Partnership

We support servicemen and women, veterans, and their spouses through the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's military program. The foundation provides career training and counseling and supports military hospitality pro...

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Fighting Hunger

Because food is the restaurant industry’s business, restaurant operators are particularly committed to battling the problem of hunger in America. Many in our industry donate their food or their time, while others help fund efforts that pr...

Fighting Hunger


July 19, 2018
Pour specialty beverages customers crave

July 18, 2018
Spring into the season with bright, vegetable-forward drinks

July 17, 2018
Ways to increase location-based actions for your restaurant

July 17, 2018
Social Media 101

July 16, 2018
Your next best hires are from 10 schools

Participants in the National ProStart Invitational get better and better every year. Meet the winners.

July 1, 2018
Guide offers tips on safe handling of food at food banks

The new guide teaches food-bank and other charitable-group workers how to distribute food safely and properly.

June 27, 2018
5 traits of the new American diner

Your typical restaurant guest is no longer the Average Joe or Jane of 20 years ago. See our profile of the American Foodie 2.0 identified in our new Restaurant Industry Forecast.

June 13, 2018
Stronger labor market bodes well for restaurants

The improving labor market along with lower gas prices should put consumers in a better position to burn off their pent-up demand for restaurants, according to the NRA’s chief economist.

June 13, 2018
Buffalo Wild Wings’ beverage odyssey

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June 12, 2018
5 important dos and don’ts when asking interview questions

Stick the basics, and stay consistent