SmartBrief Partners With National Restaurant Association

SmartBrief, NRA re-launch daily e-newsletter 

Washington, D.C., October 7, 2013 – The National Restaurant Association (NRA) today announced its partnership with digital publishing leader SmartBrief, Inc. The Restaurant SmartBrief, originally launched in 2001, will continue to include curated summaries of restaurant industry and public policy news that impacts restaurant and foodservice operations across the country, but will now again be published in partnership with the NRA. 

“We are excited to offer Restaurant SmartBrief and draw on the high-quality resources of the SmartBrief team,” said Scott DeFife, Executive Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs, National Restaurant Association. “Restaurant SmartBrief will allow us to reach a large audience of industry and business stakeholders, providing timely news and additional special reports on top issues for the foodservice industry.”

The newly re-launched Restaurant SmartBrief is a valuable daily resource delivered via e-mail, providing exclusively curated, highly relevant news and intelligence. 

Drawn from multiple, trusted resources worldwide, the Restaurant SmartBrief collects the latest food trends, menu options, best practices, news, and even job listings for restaurant owners, franchisees, chefs, managers, and foodservice professionals.

The NRA is the largest foodservice trade association in the world*—supporting nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses. The new Restaurant SmartBrief is another of the tools and resources the NRA provides to help members of all sizes improve their profitability. 

“We’re very happy to be working with the National Restaurant Association again. Their thought leadership, strong brand and great events will strengthen Restaurant SmartBrief's role as a vital daily resource for foodservice professionals,” said Rick Stamberger, President and CEO of SmartBrief, Inc.

A leader in the digital content industry, SmartBrief’s mission is providing its more than 5 million readers a competitive edge by providing relevant, timely, and reliable information as efficiently as possible. Also available through the recently re-launched, SmartBrief’s curated content empowers its readers to make smarter decisions for their businesses – and their careers. 

For more information on SmartBrief, visit To learn more about the National Restaurant Association, visit  To subscribe to the newsletter, visit

*Largest foodservice trade association by membership.

About SmartBrief

Serving over 5 million senior executives, thought leaders, and industry professionals, SmartBrief is the leading online publisher of targeted business news and information by industry. By combining technology and editorial expertise, SmartBrief filters thousands of sources daily to deliver the most relevant industry news in partnership with more than 180 trade associations, professional societies, nonprofits and corporate entities. Visit for more details and find us on Twitter @SmartBrief, on Facebook and on LinkedIn.

About the National Restaurant Association

Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises 980,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of more than 13 million employees. We represent the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocate on its behalf. We operate the industry's largest trade show (NRA Show May 17-20, 2014, in Chicago); leading food safety training and certification program (ServSafe); unique career-building high school program (the NRAEF's ProStart); as well as the Kids LiveWell program promoting healthful kids' menu options. For more information, visit and find us on Twitter @WeRRestaurants, Facebook and YouTube.


Joe Webster
Director of Marketing
Katie Laning Niebaum
National Restaurant Association