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What impact do women have on the industry?

Women are playing an integral role in the growth and diversity of the restaurant industry, said Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association. Sweeney, who earlier this

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Restaurants without brick-and-mortar

What Amazon did for the retail world with its no brick-and-mortar concept, ghost restaurants are doing for the restaurant world.

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Restaurant industry to navigate continued challenges in 2016

The National Restaurant Association projects that restaurants in 2016 will post sales of $782.7 billion and employ 14.4 million people in more than 1 million locations.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Food delivery startups hit bumps in the road

In recent years, delivery startups have become a hot sector of the economy. Many investors and entrepreneurs are discovering, however, that this prospering in this growing sector is often easier said than done.

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Minority-owned restaurants growing sharply

Women-owned and minority-owned restaurant businesses grew at rates well above their cohorts in the overall economy in recent years, according to the NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy. His Economist’s Notebook commentary and analysis appears regularly on Restaurant.org and Restaurant TrendMapper.

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Seven buzzes for hotels

You might call it the best and the worst of times to be a lodging owner or operator here in Washington.

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Seven buzzes for quick-service restaurants

QSRs are embracing new electronic ordering technologies, rethinking ideas of what constitutes a perfect employee, finding new ways of connecting with local communities, responding to pricing realities and developing an entirely new approach to employee advancement.

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Dietary guidelines encourage healthful eating habits

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released today by the departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services, promote what the agencies call “small, doable shifts” in daily eating habits to curb obesity and diet-related diseases.

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2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans released

This week the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture released the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Restaurants look forward to a happy, healthy new year

2015’s healthy eating trend was no flash in the pan. As 2016 kicks off, more restaurants than ever before are making a resolution to offer healthier menu choices.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Big players move into food delivery business

Nearly every city, in the U.S. and Canada, has several food-ordering apps and numerous existing services – like Seamless and Postmates – that specialize in quickly bringing meals from restaurant to customer.

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Restaurant job growth firm despite tighter labor market

Although restaurants continued to expand payrolls at a steady pace in November, there are indications that the labor pool is becoming shallower.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Restaurants tackle ambient noise

Ambient noise is something you don’t usually think about. It’s just “there” – part of the background soundscape, but it’s a lot more important than you might suppose.

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Hospitality manager leaves wallet on table in policy deliberations

For the fourth consecutive year, managing the cost of providing health care to employees is the biggest challenge facing employers in today’s corporate climate, according a survey of benefits and

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12 fish species to add to your menus

The National Restaurant Association’s Conserve sustainability program is working with the Environmental Defense Fund to spread the word about seafood sustainability.