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July 22, 2021

RLC, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and NRF File Amici Curiae Brief in WARN Act Appeal

Restaurant Law Center statement on Enterprise Leasing Company of Orlando, LLC, et al. v. Benson appeal.

July 9, 2021

Latest Operating Guidance includes updated OSHA Recommendations

The 6th edition COVID-19 Operating Guidance incorporates the latest operating information from safety experts for restaurants.

June 24, 2021

Association Wins Three Telly Awards for Pandemic Video Campaigns

National Restaurant Association was recently honored with three 2021 Telly Awards, the premier awards honoring excellence in video and television across all screens.

June 17, 2021

Suspension of EU and UK Tariffs Welcome News for Restaurant Industry

Association statement on the agreements that ended UK and EU tariffs on imported food and beverage products.

June 17, 2021

Small Business Restaurant Owners Reeling from Grant Rescindment

Letter to the SBA outlines the impact of their recent action to rescind nearly 3,000 grant approvals.

June 17, 2021

RLC and NYSRA Sue City of New York for “Just Cause” Law

The RLC and the NYSRA are suing the City of New York for the unjust precedent being set with the “Just Cause” laws approved by the city.

June 10, 2021

Statement on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment Act of 2021

Association statement on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment Act of 2021 to provide $60 billion in additional funding for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

June 3, 2021

Brennan Duckett Joins Association Public Affairs Team

Brennan Duckett has joined the Public Affairs team as Technology & Innovation policy director.

June 1, 2021

Association Takes Majority Interest in Winsight Holdings, LLC

The partnership will better position the organizations to support the demands of the restaurant and foodservice industry as it rebuilds

May 26, 2021

Association Provides State and Local Lawmakers Blueprint for Rebuilding

Blueprint includes funded and unfunded tools to accelerate the industry’s economic recovery.

May 14, 2021

Association Unveils Findings from Latest COVID-19 Operator Survey

90,000 restaurants are now closed permanently or long-term.

May 4, 2021

COVID-19 Operating Guidance with Updated Training Best Practices Released

The latest version incorporates new information on best practices to train staff on risk mitigation.

May 3, 2021

Association Statement on the Opening of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The launch of the RRF provides long-awaited hope for tens of thousands of restaurants who are on a long path to recovery.

April 15, 2021

Law Center Applauds Circuit Court Decision in Gil vs. Winn-Dixie Stores

This decision will help resolve some of the confusion regarding the circumstances under which websites fall within Title III of the ADA.

April 9, 2021

New Information in Association Restaurant Revitalization Fund FAQ

The FAQ answers the most common operator questions including new information on applications, eligibility, and figuring grant amounts.

April 6, 2021

AHLEI Modernizes Hospitality and Tourism Management Education Curriculum

The HTM will set up its students to step into the millions of jobs need to be filled now and in the future.

April 1, 2021

RLC Applauds SCOTUS Decision on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

This ruling reestablishes the proper scope of the TCPA and encourages legitimate communications with guests.

March 31, 2021

Inaugural Foodservice Innovation Awards Recipients Announced

Honorees represent new or updated products and services that exemplify adaptability in sustainability, technology, and safety and health.

March 15, 2021

In a Year of Loss, the Association Secures Major Wins for Restaurant Relief

One year into the pandemic, the Association is celebrating the accomplishments that, in the face of enormous loss, supported the industry.

March 11, 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act Will Help Restore the Restaurant Industry and Save Jobs

Passage of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Comes Almost Exactly One Year After Association Urged Congress to Create Industry Relief Program

March 5, 2021

Sharks and Ice Cream; COVID-19 and Restaurants

Statement on CDC’s Association of State-Issued Mask Mandates and Allowing On-Premises Restaurant Dining with County-Level COVID-19 Case and Death Growth Rates.

March 2, 2021

Restaurant Industry Sales Struggle Through Winter

Association to Congress: We urge prompt passage of the American Rescue Plan

February 18, 2021

Association Sends Lawmakers Blueprint for State and Local Recovery

Blueprint provides steps local lawmakers can take to help the industry during new legislative sessions