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The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is the largest foodservice trade association in the world* – supporting nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses. In partnership with our state restaurant associations (SRA), we have more than 750 staffers working to empower all restaurant owners and operators to achieve more than they thought possible.

We represent and advocate for foodservice industry interests with state, local and national policymakers – taking on financial and regulatory obstacles before they hit our members’ bottom line. We provide tools and systems that help members of all sizes get significantly better operating results. And we offer the kinds of networking, education and research resources that are only possible because of our vast, and active, membership base.

Business Phone Number: 202-331-5900
PrimeGlobal

As one of the five largest associations of independent accounting firms in the world, PrimeGlobal member firms offer a powerful range of services and industry expertise to meet your needs – around the globe, around the clock. If your company is seeking accounting services such as tax advice or tax preparation, audit or internal audit services, corporate finance advisory, wealth management advisory, or any other service provided by a public accounting firm, we encourage you to review our site and learn more about our independent member firms’ expertise.

Business Phone Number: 678-417-7730

The American Franchisee Association (AFA) is a national trade association of franchisees and dealers founded in February 1993. The AFA works to improve the industry of franchising while protecting its members’ economic investments in their businesses.

The AFA advocates for and provides testimony in favor of changing the rules and laws that govern franchising on both the state and federal level. In 1995 the AFA organized its franchisee and dealer membership nationwide, attaining the election of 137 delegates from 27 different chains to attend the White House Conference on Small Business in Washington, DC where franchisee legal issues were among the final 60 recommendations presented to the President and Congress for immediate action.

Business Phone Number: 312-431-0545

The Culinary Institute of America has been setting the standard for excellence in professional culinary education for more than six decades.

Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to driving leadership development for the foodservice and hospitality industry, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; bachelor’s degree majors in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; and executive education through its Food Business School. Its conferences and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, world cuisines & cultures, and professional excellence & innovation. The college also offers certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its worldwide network of 48,000 alumni includes leaders in every area of foodservice and hospitality. The CIA has campuses in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.

Website: ciachef.edu
Business Phone Number: 845-452-9600