The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Industry Forecast has earned the association a 2014 ASAE Power of A Gold Award.

National Restaurant Association receives ASAE awardASAE honored the association for providing its members with unbiased, comprehensive restaurant operator and consumer research and government data analysis with its Restaurant Industry Forecast. The information is used to help the association’s members make informed business decisions about future promotions, expansions, technology investments, hiring strategies and menu development, according to a news release.

“We are extremely proud of our research team members for their diligence each year in putting together one of our industry’s most valuable resources — the Restaurant Industry Forecast,” Dawn Sweeney, president and chief executive officers of the association, said in the release. “Our industry is a leading contributor to the nation’s economy and employs one in 10 working Americans. The annual Restaurant Industry Forecast helps build understanding of how essential our industry is to the nation’s continued economic and employment growth.”