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NRA Executive Named Top Lobbyist by The Hill

Scott DeFife, Executive Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs for the National Restaurant Association, was named a top lobbyist by The Hill, a daily newspaper widely respected for its coverage of Capitol Hill and for its readership of high level administrative and legislative government insiders.

Putting Together a Mobile Restaurant Campaign

With just about everyone and their grandfather glued to their smartphones, restaurant owners have to sharpen their mobile marketing campaign skills to increase business, keep up with the competition and stay abreast of the times.

McDonald’s Lawsuit is Part of a Major Strategy. Where Will it End?

This article from New York Newsday sheds light on reports regarding lawsuits and protests against McDonald’s franchisees, corporate operated locations and McDonald's corporation.

Labor: Small Businesses Say E-Verify Cuts Out Illegals, Makes Filling Jobs Harder

Restaurateurs are increasingly using the federal government's free online E-Verify system to screen out illegal immigrant job applicants through a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services database.

Will Sequester Cuts Affect Your Industry?

WASHINGTON — On Sunday's television news interviews, Republican leaders said that they would not relent on the sequestration of across the board automatic cuts that kicked in on March 1 as Congress remained deadlocked on budget cut decisions.

High Tech Featured at NRA Show

Most people don't think of the restaurant industry in terms of high tech, but this year's National Restaurant Association Show bears a strong resemblance to a consumer electronics expo.

Experts Predict Restaurant Industry Trends for 2012

Nation's Restaurant News asked a group of industry experts for their forecasts for 2012.

Chefs Predict Culinary Trends in 2012

A Five Guys Burgers and Fries board shows food transparency
Sign in a Five Guys Burgers franchise shows food supply transparency

WASHINGTON, D.C. — America's chefs reveal the hottest restaurant trends that they expect in 2012.

Restaurants Gain in March

Hudson Riehle, Sr. VP of Research and Knowledge for the NRA

WASHINGTON D.C. — A monthly index that gauges the health of the U.S. restaurant industry shows that U.S. restaurants in March have continued to grow in same-store sales and customer traffic.

Seismic Shift in Franchisees Seeking Balance

The drafters of the bill of rights for franchisees
Drafters of the Bill of Rights for franchisees, Orlando/ bmm

ORLANDO — There is a seismic shift under way in how franchisees approach balance in franchisee/franchisor relationships. It is a multi-pronged strategy headed by the three-year-old Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) that utilizes market forces, collective bargaining and possible legislation.