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October 19, 2021

Expanded Outdoor Dining Critically Needed for Restaurant Industry to Sustain the Winter

Letter to Conference of Mayors provides solutions for  helping the industry maintain outdoor dining.

September 29, 2021

Restaurants to Congress: Our Recovery is Moving in Reverse

New data shows delta variant bringing greater instability to restaurants, likely extending recovery through 2022

September 14, 2021

Association names 2021 Outstanding Food Safety Leader

The award recognizes an individual’s dedication to food safety through personal and career accomplishments. 

September 9, 2021

Small business restaurants now have additional EIDL options

Changes to the program will increase the loan cap to $2M and expand the use of funds to pre-pay commercial loan debt.

August 31, 2021

Association releases mid-year 2021 State of the Restaurant Industry update

Supplement highlights positive trends improving industry outlook; uncertainty and waning consumer confidence could impact long-term rebuilding

August 30, 2021

National Food Safety Month spotlights industry’s high safety standards

This year’s theme, “Know Safe & Show Safe,” focuses on cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting

August 24, 2021

Restaurant industry financial security in danger of being wiped out

Association letter to Congressional Leadership urges adequate funds to replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

August 3, 2021

Association Statement on NYC Vaccine Verification Requirement

Association reacts to NYC Mayor’s requirement that employees and customers be vaccinated.

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.