Learn how to plan your DEI Initiative!

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.


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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Hispanic Heritage Month: The State of Hispanic Leadership in the Industry

In this webinar, Hispanic industry leaders will discuss the increasing impact that Hispanic and Latino communities are having on the U.S. restaurant tra c. Hispanics account for 25 percent of all restaurant customers and make up a quarter of restaurant employees, but only 10 percent of senior level jobs. Join us to learn about the challenges and opportunities in the restaurant industry for Hispanic leaders.

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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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