The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is the largest foodservice trade
association in the world*—supporting nearly 500,000 restaurant
businesses. In partnership with our state restaurant associations (SRA),
we have more than 750 staffers working to empower all restaurant owners
and operators to achieve more than they thought possible.
We represent and advocate for foodservice industry interests with state,
local and national policymakers—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.