Celebrate 25 years with us!

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.

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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.


New DEI Research Coming Soon!

Together with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the National Restaurant Association and Cornell University, we’ll unveil findings and implications from an in-depth DEI research study. In response to the report, our “E.L.E.V.A.T.E. Menu for Change” will give leaders the tools they need to drive change.


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 conversation about Juneteenth

Watch our Juneteenth webinar recording on demand for a conversation about Juneteenth. Learn more about the holiday’s history, which has been celebrated on June 19 since 1866, and was recognized as a federal holiday last year. Hear how leading brands are recognizing Juneteenth at their restaurants and corporate offices.

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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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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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