• Getting Started

    How much does it cost to join?
    Your membership dues depend on your membership category. Use the Benefits and Dues Finder below to determine your dues.

    What are my member benefits?
    Our membership benefits vary by category. Use the Benefits and Dues Finder below to determine your benefits.

    What are the different membership categories?

    • Restaurant - Restaurant members represent tableservice, quickservice, on-site foodservice, cafeterias, and more.
      • *For multi-state, multi-unit restaurant companies, receive our personalized membership presentation by calling the National Restaurant Association at 800-424-5156.
    • Allied - For any company, including industry suppliers, distributors, and consultants, that supplies goods and services to the industry
    • Faculty For full-time educators in an accredited program in the restaurant/hospitality field
    • Student Full-time students in a 2 or 4 year restaurant/hospitality program who are 18 years or older
    • Government Funded Facility with Foodservice - Open to any government-funded or subsidized foodservice facility, such as state hospitals, state health care facilities, state schools, state prisons, military foodservice establishments, etc.
    • International - Any firm that operates facilities and/or supplies meal service on a regular basis for others and has no foodservice outlets in the United States
  • Billing

    Can you bill me?
    We do not bill our new members. Once you become a member, you will receive an annual invoice in the mail for renewing your membership.

    Can I pay in monthly installments?
    We ask for all membership dues to be paid in full upon joining.

  • Community

    How many members do you have?
    We currently have more than 40,000 members representing nearly 500,000 foodservice establishments.

    What percentage of your members are restaurants?
    Over 95% of our members are foodservice establishments.

  • Privacy

    Is your membership list for sale?
    We do not currently sell our membership list.