National Restaurant Association to Unveil 2008 Restaurant Industry Forecast and Legislative Outlook

Press Conference to be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on December 12

December 10, 2007
Contact: Annika Stensson (202) 973-3677, Mike Donohue (202) 331-5902

(Washington, DC) The National Restaurant Association will release its 2008 Restaurant Industry Forecast and unveil its public policy agenda for the coming year at a press conference on Wednesday, December 12 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The Forecast will reveal economic, workforce, consumer and menu trends for the coming year. The Association’s legislative outlook will highlight key industry issues expected to be addressed by federal and state governments in 2008 such as food safety and nutrition.

WHEN:
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
10:00 a.m. EST

WHERE:
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW (corner of 14th and F Streets)
First Amendment Lounge
Washington, DC

** Media who are unable to attend in person may listen and ask questions via teleconference at (800) 926-9908 and/or view a live webcast at www.restaurant.org.

WHO:
Dick Rivera, FMP, National Restaurant Association Chairman, and CEO of Rubicon Enterprises, LLC
Dawn Sweeney, Association president and chief executive officer
Hudson Riehle, Association senior vice president of Research and Information Services
John Gay, Association senior vice president of Government Affairs and Public Policy
Mary Adolf, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation president and chief operating officer