Resources and Reports

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Below you will find links to many of the resources available to you.

  • Restaurant Industry Forecast – The National Restaurant Association Restaurant Industry Forecast, which is free to members, is an annual barometer of the industry’s economic strength
  • Trend Mapper – the ultimate source of the analysis of industry trends.
  • What’s Hot Chef Survey – The National Restaurant Association’s annual “What’s Hot” culinary forecast predicts menu trends for the coming year.
  • Operations Survey – provides crucial data on cost of sales, gross profit, direct operating expenses and other performance measurements to help restaurateurs see how their business compares with those of a similar profile.

Agency links:

Washington State Department of Revenue –

Washington State Employment Security –

Bureau of Labor Statistics –

For more information, please go to our ResearchIndustry Profile,  EmploymentOperations or Consumer Trends pages. For questions, comments or sourcing for any of Research pages, please contact Sheryl Jackson,