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Who Are We

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.

Where We Add Value


Where We Add Value

Our solutions focus on four key audiences:

  1. Workforce: attracting, retaining & developing diverse talent
  2. Customers: selling and marketing to multicultural markets
  3. Community: building relationships that add brand value
  4. Suppliers: attracting diverse suppliers & franchisees

Benefits of Cultural Intelligence

  • Increased employee engagement
  • Increased innovation and flexibility
  • Attract better quality talent
  • Improved sales and reduced costs at unit level
  • Reduced multicultural risk


Our Value Proposition

  1. Raise the Topline | Serve, Market and Sell to Multicultural Guests
  2. Improve the Bottom-line | Attract, Engage & Develop Multicultural Talent
  3. Build Brand Value Culturally Authentic Brand Value & Community Connections

Our Model

Our Partners

MFHA has established relationships with organizations, educational institutions and media whose mission and interests are aligned with ours.