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The National Restaurant Association advances and protects business vitality through national, state, and local advocacy.  No industry has suffered more job losses, closed more locations or lost more revenue than ours. For an industry that is the second-largest private-sector employer in the country, this should be an alarm call to elected officials at every level.

During the coronavirus pandemic, we are advocating for common sense policy solutions that allow restaurants to safely serve guests and that help our employees return to work. Through our state and local networks, restaurants are working with policy makers and public health officials to implement reopening plans that meet the needs of each community. 

Restaurants need targeted help, through initiatives like our Blueprint for Restaurant Revival. We look forward to working with Congress and President Trump to build bipartisan consensus around this plan so restaurants and employees survive today, recover, and rebuild. 

Association Calls on Congress to Take Action Before Recess
 
On Sept. 14, the Association sent a letter to Congressional leaders to update them on the state of the restaurant industry and asked for bipartisan action on short-term solutions before they recess for the November elections.

 

Association Calls for Critical PPP Fixes
 
The Association wrote August 3 to leaders in Congress calling for important changes to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and spotlighting bipartisan support for a number of components of the Blueprint for Restaurant Revival
 
 
Blueprint for Restaurant Revival
 
On July 15, the Association released the Blueprint for Restaurant Revival, a policy and legislative plan that outlines specific and immediate action the federal government should take to stabilize the industry in the short-term and set the foundation for long-term rebuilding.
 
 

Reopening Guidelines 

On April 22nd, the National Restaurant Association released Reopening Guidelines for restaurants in states that have begun reopening. 
 

Blueprint for Recovery Action Plan 

On April 20th, the National Restaurant Association released a Blueprint for Recovery Action Plan that outlines our proposed response to COVID-19. 
 

Blueprint for Recovery One Pager 

On April 20th, the National Restaurant Association released a Blueprint for Recovery from COVID-19.    
 

Impact Study Infographic 

On April 20th, the National Restaurant Association released an infographic that shows the impact that COVID-19 has had on our industry. 
 

Phase 4 Letter to House-Senate Leaders 

On April 20th, the National Restaurant Association sent a letter to House and Senate Leaders encouraging them to take action on Phase 4 COVID-19 relief. 
 

Letter to the National Governors Association 

On April 4th, the National Restaurant Association sent a letter to the NGA encouraging them to take action on COVID-19 relief. 
 

Letter to the United States Conference of Mayors 

On April 4th, the National Restaurant Association sent a letter to the USCM encouraging them to take action on COVID-19 relief. 
 

Hospitality Travel Industry Letter Leases 

On March 31st, the National Restaurant Association joined other national hospitality trade associations in sending a letter to governors and mayors across the country encouraging them to take action on emergency commercial rent relief. 
 

Association State and Local Guidance on COVID-19 

On March 18th, the National Restaurant Association released recommendations to state and local policy leaders regarding government action to close restaurants as well as government relief packages related to COVID-19.