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Introducing the ELEVATE Framework


ELEVATE: A Menu for Change is a new framework to drive positive change in DEI strategies for organizations of any size. Based on landmark research that indicates a gap in how enterprises and employees view DEI policies, ELEVATE provides step-by-step tools that set the foundation for effective program development, implementation and success measurement.

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Who We Are


MFHA is an educational non-profit 501(c)(3) that helps its members build their cultural intelligence and advance their commitment to Diversity, Equity + Inclusion (DEI) by delivering products and solutions that raise the top line, improve the bottom line and build brand value.

What We Do


MFHA shares its DEI expertise and best practices with members through a range of products and services, including workshops, webinars, research/reports, programs/initiatives, private speaking engagements, and consulting services.

Whom We Serve


MFHA members include some of the most prominent, successful, and innovative brands in the foodservice and hospitality industry.

MFHA’S TOTAL TALENT SOLUTIONS FOR A 21ST CENTURY WORKFORCE

Building Culturally Intelligent Brands & Leaders


For more than 25 years, MFHA has helped advance the industry’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, operating as a “think tank,” developer, and repository for culturally responsive best practices and solutions. As an affiliate of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), MFHA’s mission includes expanding economic prosperity and equality for minorities through workforce development and restaurant ownership.

 

Pathways Builds Wealth in the Black Community


Help us build wealth in the Black community by joining our Pathways to Black Franchise Ownership Initiative. We are looking for brand leaders to join Smoothie King, Denny’s, Noodles & Company and anchor sponsor PepsiCo. And we are searching for 100 aspiring Black entrepreneurs who want to own their future by opening a franchise business.

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A Fireside Chat: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month


Founder & President Gerry Fernandez’s Fireside Chat with Apoorva Gandhi, SVP of Multicultural Affairs for Marriott International, is available now. Tune in for a great conversation about how Marriott creates an environment where all employees and guests feel welcome.

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Let’s Celebrate!


Let’s Celebrate! is a new series developed in partnership with Seva Global. Every month, we share facts about a key holiday or heritage month, along with activation suggestions for your restaurant or business. Plus, you can ask questions and ensure you’re celebrating in a culturally competent manner by attending  “office hours” with Seema Jain. 

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Join MFHA

MFHA proudly serves more than 50 member companies who are advancing DEI in the foodservice and hospitality industry. Welcome to Nation’s Restaurant News, our newest Platinum member.

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