Untitled-1 America’s Restaurant Gallery — Achievements & Artifacts of our Industry

Our Story

In 2015, The Elliot Group, a retained executive search firm specializing in the hospitality industry, donated a significant selection of iconic restaurant memorabilia to the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Alice Elliot, founder and chief executive officer of The Elliot Group, launched this initiative in order to showcase the positive and significant impact of the nation’s vibrant restaurant and foodservice sector and to pay homage to the industry’s pivotal role in shaping the culture, communities and economic vitality of our nation.

From the inaugural donation, the NRAEF has built America’s Restaurant Gallery, a collection of items designed to grow and showcase the entrepreneurial spirit of the restaurant and foodservice industry.

Our goal is to expand the Gallery through new content donations to fully tell the industry’s story of opportunity. Consider what you can add to America’s Restaurant Gallery.