Industry Research

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 TrendMaper 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.

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Monthly Alcohol Reports

Understand how you stack up in terms of alcohol sales with the yDrinkLite monthly report. The report includes monthly alcohol sales figures for over 13,500 bars and restaurants. It's intuitive and easy interface is designed to make research easy.  Check out your nearest competitors or search a wider area for this key sales information. Texas Restaurant Association members can subscribe at a discounted rate. Complete this form to get started. If you have already subscribed to yDrink Lite, access your monthly alcohol reports here.  Questions? Visit or call 888.937.4651 for more information.