To successfully manage and grow their businesses, restaurateurs need access to information on emerging trends and the state of the industry. Each year, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) publishes a Forecast that contains information on projected restaurant sales, employment and employment growtn in each state. The Forecast is an annual barometer of the industry’s economic strength. It provides national, regional and state sales and employment data, as well as information about operator and consumer trends. TRA members receive discounted pricing.
NRA's TrendsMapper is a great source of industry economic trends, whether you want a top-line analysis of the economic indicators of the day or a detailed forecast of food prices and NRA's chief economics translates statistics into trends, including analysis of business conditions and the key economic indicators that impact the restaurant industry, including sales and employment in the Economist's Notebook.