Restaurants/ Foodservice

  • Industry at a Glance
  • 2010 Restaurant Industry Forecast: Executive Summary
  • State Statistics – Restaurant Industry economic impact by state
  • Research Articles – research reports
  • The Restaurant Report – industry publication with articles
  • Food Marketing Institute – The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is a nonprofit association conducting programs in research, education, industry relations and public affairs.
  • Food Trends Opta Food Ingredients, Inc. Industry trends and consumer lifestyles.
  • International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association – Promoting the growth and development of dairy, deli, and bakery sales in the retail food industry. The preferred resource for relevant information and services across all food channels for the dairy, deli, and bakery business.
  • Restaurant Chain Info – Information focusing on the restaurant chain industry.
  • Organic Trade Association – Established in 1985 as the Organic Foods Production Association of North America, the Organic Trade Association works to promote organic products in the marketplace and to protect the integrity of organic standards. Members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmer associations, brokers, consultants, distributors and retailers.
  • Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute – News and information about relationships between agricultural production, food and agribusiness from this Ames, Iowa-based organization.
  • National Restaurant Association – The National Restaurant Association now represents, educates and promotes the nation’s $371 billion foodservice industry.
  • Food Online – News and resources about the food industry, covering such topics as quality control, quality assurance, information management, process control, inspection equipment, sanitation systems and x-ray equipment.
  • – Food service and hospitality industry supplier information, news and online discussion forums.
  • Grocery Manufacturers Association – Industry information from the world’s largest association of food, beverage and consumer product companies.
  • Institute of Food Technologists – News from this professional society for food science and technology.
  • Meat and Poultry Online – Business and technology news on the meat and poultry sectors of the food-processing industry.
  • National Pork Producers Council – Food and nutrition information for consumers, as well as industry and production information for professionals; a service of the Iowa-based National Pork Board, as implemented by the National Pork Producers Council.
  • Food Processing Suppliers Association Search for suppliers of equipment for the food industry.
  • – world’s original provider of restaurant ratings, reviews and cuisine for thousands of top restaurants worldwide

Fast Food

  • QSR Magazine –  QSR magazine and its Web site are sources of news and information about the limited-service restaurant industry.


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