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February 25, 2021
What will Biden Administration policy mean for restaurants?

Association policy team sees opportunities related to immigration reform and infrastructure improvements.

February 3, 2021
Big tax credits to restaurants could support employee retention

Did you know a new law signed in December might mean your operation is eligible for an employee retention tax credit?

January 14, 2021
8 things you need to know about 2nd round PPP loans

Payroll Protection Program loans are back; application process is streamlined for smaller loans and expenses covered are tax deductible.

January 8, 2021
New U.S. Dietary Guidelines offer roadmap for healthful eating

The latest edition recommends consumers reduce intake of sugar, sodium and saturated fat, and embrace customization and culture.

December 9, 2020
Association ramps up efforts to get Congress to aid restaurants

Seeks Congressional leadership’s help to pass COVID-19 restaurant relief legislation as industry faces record closures during pandemic.

December 3, 2020
Advocacy & policy chief previews 2021 restaurant industry roadmap

Association’s Sean Kennedy shares his views on what the first year of the new administration could look like for the restaurant industry.

November 23, 2020
Treasury rejects PPP tax deductions unless Congress acts

IRS releases guidance on deductibility of business expenses paid for with PPP loans, and it isn’t good for restaurants.

November 16, 2020
Lending program threshold lowered to help small business

The Federal Reserve Bank lowered the minimum loan amount in its Main Street Lending Program to $100,000.

November 9, 2020
Open enrollment: Time for restaurant employees to get health care benefits

How can you get employees to sign up during COVID-19? Promote the plans and services they need the most now.

October 26, 2020
What will your city be like without restaurants? Mayors weigh in

Mayors from cities around the country joined Association policy chief Sean Kennedy to talk about impact and advocacy efforts to help the restaurant industry.