National Restaurant Association

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Minimum-Wage Increase Could Mean Higher Restaurant Prices

    Last Tuesday during President Obama's State of the Union address, fast-food workers and their fellow minimum-wage workers were an important topic. Obama called for the minimum wage for federal workers to be raised from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. He also called for an increase in the minimum wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Fast Food Employees Across Houston Striking Today for Higher Wages

    In the wake of strikes that started in New York back in November and more protests throughout the Midwest earlier this summer, fast food employees in the South and on the West Coast are planning walk-outs of their own. Today, fast food workers in more than 35 cities across the country are striking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2013

    2013 Food Trend: A Healthy State of Mind

    Many companies and corporations have posted their predictions for the food trends of 2013. Of course, many of these lists include goofy trends like cake-pop push-pops (which sounds fun), but the common theme among a majority of all the predicted food trend lists of 2013 is health. Over the last sev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    5 Food Trends That Aren't Going to Happen Anytime Soon, Seriously, You Guys

    Hot off the heels of the annual National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, food bloggers and industry outlets are furiously compiling lists of food trends for 2012 and beyond based on displays, samples and wares from the three-day-long trade show. Nation's Restaurant News says that the trendy ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 17, 2011

    Come and Bake It

    Local movement fights for cottage food bill.

  • Dining

    December 20, 2007

    Illegal Immigrants in the Restaurant Industry

    Mexican immigrant Hugo Ortega went from washing dishes to owning Houston's best Mexican restaurant — now he has a few things to say about immigration

  • Dining

    July 31, 2003

    Food Fitness Center

    Tofu comes with 'tude at the vegetarians' sterile Soya Cafe

  • Music

    January 4, 2001

    Staying Alive

    Reborn, rejuvenated or retooled, live music venues learn to survive the changing times