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October 24, 2017
Don’t get caught in a breach: Prepare for cybersecurity

Our "Cybersecurity 201: The Next Step” guide will help independent restaurant operators protect their businesses, guests and employees from data breaches.

August 17, 2018
The plastic straw debate bubbles up to the surface

Drink it in; regulations reducing use of plastic straws are being looked at on the state, city and local levels around the country.

August 6, 2018
Looking for the 411 on 226-J letters? We’ve got it!

The IRS is sending restaurateurs letters stating they are being fined for not complying with the employer mandate piece of the health care law.

August 3, 2018
CEO explains importance of closing America’s skills gap

Dawn Sweeney talks about how our apprenticeship program and other workforce development initiatives are going to help employees advance their industry careers.

July 31, 2018
Wages, paid leave top midterm ballot initiatives

What's behind that voter booth curtain? A host of referendums that could affect the way our industry does business. See what's happening in 3 different states.

July 20, 2018
Foundation pledges to help thousands achieve career goals

The National Restaurant Association and its Educational Foundation committed to training and educating nearly 400,000 people seeking industry employment.

June 27, 2018
Association execs tackle harassment, advocacy issues

Steve Danon, our senior vice president of public affairs, led a discussion on legislative and regulatory challenges seen at the state and local levels.

June 25, 2018
CEO cheers Association Health Plan expansion

Expanding AHPs will allow smaller and mid-sized businesses to offer employees benefits on par with larger companies, says Dawn Sweeney.

May 25, 2018
Condoleezza Rice: Invest in human potential

At our Signature '18 event, Condoleeza Rice said America’s success depends on its commitment to invest in human potential.

May 24, 2018
Association CEO Sweeney talks about industry's future

Our President and CEO, Dawn Sweeney, shared her thoughts on the National Restaurant Association's mission and what’s in store for the future.

May 22, 2018
In case you missed it: Highlights from our 2018 Show

This year's Restaurant Show featured a mix of education sessions, food demonstrations and even a discussion on politics with Condoleezza Rice.

May 20, 2018
#Fired up: New and cool innovations at the restaurant show

Discover products that are changing the way restaurants do business at the National Restaurant Association Show.

May 20, 2018
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May 7, 2018
After more than a decade, menu labeling is appetizing

Menu labeling is now the law of the land. Cicely Simpson, our executive vice president of public affairs, explains what it means for our industry and guests.

April 30, 2018
Making the industry’s case in support of DACA

Cicely Simpson, our executive vice president of public affairs, outlines why we are urging Congress and the Administration to solve the DACA issue.

April 19, 2018
Restaurateurs, Congress talk policy on Capitol Hill

More than 400 restaurateurs came to Washington, D.C., for our 32nd Annual Public Affairs Conference, and to meet with lawmakers on issues affecting business.

April 6, 2018
Brinker to take on 250 apprentices

The company is working with our Educational Foundation to prepare the apprentices for rewarding careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

April 3, 2018
New plan offers small operators affordable health insurance

The initiative will help smaller businesses provide quality, affordable health care to their employees.

March 8, 2018
Katherine Lam: Stirring up success

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, meet Katherine Lam, president and co-owner of Bambuza Vietnam Kitchen in Portland, Ore. She is part of our Portland Women Stir the Pot event on March 13. Here is her story.

March 2, 2018
Women who 'stir the pot' in Portland, Ore.

As we celebrate Women's History Month, these three female restaurateurs offer advice on how to succeed in business.