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Membership Means Business 365 Days a Year at National Restaurant Association/NRAEF Booth #6300 at NRA Show 2010

Member value and business solutions to be showcased by industry’s leading trade association

(Washington, D.C.) The National Restaurant Association—the restaurant industry’s leading trade association—will demonstrate some of its products, services, tools and solutions to enhance America’s restaurants at NRA Show 2010. The Association and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) will also feature special guests and top ProStart students in Booth #6300, May 22-25, at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

“Our mission is to help our members – the cornerstone of their communities – build customer loyalty, rewarding careers and financial success,” said Dawn Sweeney, President & CEO of the National Restaurant Association and the NRAEF. “We will feature business solutions and research that help restaurant operators manage costs and build profitability, showcase the benefits of sustainability and social responsibility, and highlight our advocacy efforts all four days of the event.”

The brand new exhibit space at the concourse entrance to McCormick Place’s North Hall is designed to spotlight specific value offerings. Each focused on a specific field, five kiosk stations will surround a central stage where culinary showcases and educational presentations will be held throughout the four days of the Show. Screens will display the Twitter event hashtag – #NRAShow – feed so visitors can follow the conversation and find out what’s buzz-worthy.

In addition to the stations, the National Restaurant Association/NRAEF Booth #6300 will also feature culinary and other demonstrations each day, including top ProStart students and special guest Bill Nye The Science Guy®. Presentations will be held at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on May 22-24, and at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on May 25. For a full schedule, visit

The booth stations are:

Advocacy & Representation: Learn more about how the National Restaurant Association works for you in the nation’s capital, and explore our “Regulated Restaurant” feature to see how legislation and regulations affect foodservice operations.

Tools & Solutions: Bring your credit card processing statement and try our new Know Your Card Rates Calculator ( to find out how to better manage card processing fees. Use the new ServSafe Training Calculator to see how to save on training budgets.

Education & Networking: Learn the different ways the Association and NRAEF provide opportunities for industry professionals to connect and learn from each other year-round, and how programs like ProStart help develop future industry leaders.

Research & Insights: Tap the National Restaurant Association’s research to find answers to your questions on economic, menu and other trends to help improve your business, and win prizes in the “trivia numbers matching game.”

Responsible Stewardship: The Association will accept applications for its prestigious Restaurant Neighbor Award, and highlight industry partners Food Donation Connection and Share Our Strength. Conserve: Solutions for Sustainability will also be featured.

The National Restaurant Association will also operate a satellite booth in the Conserve Solutions Center in the South Hall of McCormick Place, kiosk #979D, to showcase its new Greener Restaurants national education and recognition program ( The Greener Restaurants program is an extension of the Association’s Conserve: Solutions for Sustainability initiative, which encourages and assists restaurant operators to increase their environmental efforts while preserving – and many times boosting – their bottom line.

The National Restaurant Association’s mission is to help its members – the cornerstone of their communities – build customer loyalty, rewarding careers and financial success. The mission of the NRAEF, as the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, is to enhance the restaurant industry’s service to the public through education, community engagement and the promotion of career opportunities. For more information, visit and The National Restaurant Association is also on Twitter @WeRRestaurants and Facebook at

The annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show is the largest single gathering of restaurant, foodservice and lodging professionals. NRA Show 2010 will be held May 22-25, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The event attracts tens of thousands of attendees and visitors from all 50 states and 100+ countries, and showcases more products, services, innovative ideas and other growth opportunities than any other industry event. For more information, visit the Show Web site at NRA Show 2010 is also on Twitter @NRAShow2010 (event hashtag #NRAShow) and Facebook at


Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises 945,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of nearly 13 million employees. Together with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the Association works to lead America’s restaurant industry into a new era of prosperity, prominence, and participation, enhancing the quality of life for all we serve. For more information, visit our Web site at

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