The top honors of the National ProStart Invitational in Washington, DC go to Caesar Rodney High School Camden, Delaware, and Texas' Ben Barber

Delaware, Texas teams take top prize at 2022 ProStart Invitational

Delaware wins culinary competition while Texas takes top prize for restaurant management

The top honors of the National Prostart Invitational in Washington, DC go to Caesar Rodney High School of Camden, Delaware, and Ben Barber Innovation Academy of Mansfield, Texas, earning first place finishes. The National Restaurant Educational Foundation (NRAEF) sponsored the ProStart event that hosted these and 80 other culinary and restaurant management teams.

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The National ProStart Invitational (NPSI) returned to an in-person format this year at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC May 6 - 8

National ProStart Invitational 2022 inspires next generation of restaurant leaders

In-person event in Washington, DC returns for the first time since 2019

The National ProStart Invitational (NPSI) returned to an in-person format this year at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC May 6 – 8. The event stands as a bright spot for the restaurant industry, which is recovering from the pandemic—a testament that the National Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation arm and countless educators continue to advocate for the next generation of culinary professionals, owners and managers in the restaurant industry.

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Restaurant industry sales continue to be on an upswing, with sales reaching $75.4B in March 2022 was up 1%

March restaurant sales increase despite rising gas prices

Latest update suggests two-month positive trend developing based on continued pent-up demand

Restaurant industry sales continue to be on an upswing, with sales reaching $75.4B in March, according to an update released from the National Restaurant Association. Citing US Census Bureau data, this total for eating and drinking places in March 2022 was up 1% from February’s revised volume total of $74.6B.

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The National Restaurant Association has named Michelle L. Korsmo president and chief executive of the National Restaurant Association

National Restaurant Association names Michelle Korsmo president and CEO

Korsmo will map out strategy to bring restaurant industry out of recovery and help it thrive

The National Restaurant Association has named Michelle L. Korsmo president and chief executive of the National Restaurant Association. She will also become CEO of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. As she starts her duties on May 1, Korsmo will be mapping out a strategic path forward for building a thriving restaurant and foodservice community.

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According to the National Restaurant Association’s just-published 2022 State of the Restaurant Industry Report, sales will increase to $898B this year and the industry will add 400,000 jobs

Sales, jobs, tech spend to increase in 2022: State of Restaurant Industry Report

53% of consumers say carryout, delivery essential, 23% want to see tech that improves customer service as sales to hit $898B

According to the National Restaurant Association’s just-published 2022 State of the Restaurant Industry Report, sales will increase to $898B this year and the industry will add 400,000 jobs. In addition, the report highlights restaurant operators’ concerns about the current economics of running a restaurant. A total of 96% of operators experienced supply delays or shortages in 2021.

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Seventy-six percent of restaurant operators say that business conditions now are worse then three months ago, according to recently-released survey results from the National Restaurant Association

National Restaurant Association reveals to Congress worsening economic reality for restaurants

As Association writes to Congress with survey results, 76% of restaurant operators say conditions worse than three months ago

Seventy-six percent of restaurant operators say that business conditions now are worse then three months ago, according to recently-released survey results from the National Restaurant Association. In a letter to Congress, the Association noted that the survey shows that the RRF first round funding saved more than 900,000 jobs and helped 96% of recipients stay open.

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The 2022 What’s Hot Culinary Forecast predicts a more health-centric future, with healthful and plant-based foods trending, global and non-traditional flavors impacting breakfast and snacking, as well as better packaging becoming a key focus

Hot menu trends for 2022: What’s Hot Culinary Forecast

The 2022 What’s Hot Culinary Forecast predicts a more health-centric future, with healthful and plant-based foods trending, global and non-traditional flavors impacting breakfast and snacking, as well as better packaging becoming a key focus. The National Restaurant Association publishes the forecast, prepared annually with insights and survey responses from hundreds of professional chef members of the American Culinary Federation.

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A new survey from the National Restaurant Association shows the fragility of the restaurant industry’s recovery

78 pct. of restaurants experienced slowdown due to Delta variant: National Restaurant Association

A new survey from the National Restaurant Association shows the fragility of the restaurant industry’s recovery. Many restaurant operators now believe that the recovery will run into 2022. Forty-four percent of operators believe that it will be more than a year before normal business conditions resume, and 19% believe that there will never be a return to normal business conditions.

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Tom Bené will be stepping down as president and chief executive of the National Restaurant Association and CEO of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Tom Bené leaves National Restaurant Association for Breakthru Beverage Group CEO position

After 15 months, Association president, CEO returns to beverage-sector executive role

Tom Bené will be stepping down as president and chief executive of the National Restaurant Association and CEO of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Bené has joined Breakthru Beverage Group as its new CEO. According to the Association, Marvin F. Irby, CFO and chief people officer, will serve as its interim CEO.

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The mid-year State of the Restaurant Industry supplement offers a state of the state with regard to the economy, workforce and food and beverage sales

Tech, outdoor dining, to-go alcohol opportunities as food, labor costs rise: mid-year State of the Restaurant Industry Report

As Delta variant shifts dining behavior, consumers want more restaurant tech, outdoor spaces for restaurants

Food and beverage sales in the restaurant and foodservice industry will reach $789B, a 19.7% increase from 2020, according to the National Restaurant Association’s 2021 State of the Restaurant Industry Report mid-year supplement. Still, 2021 sales will show less than a full recovery when compared to 2019’s $864.3B. The update, sponsored by Sage Intacct, provides updated metrics and trends propelling the restaurant recovery through June and July of 2021.

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