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National Restaurant Association to Governors Association: Don't Make Us Scapegoats

National Restaurant Association to Governors Association: Don’t Make Us Scapegoats

Today, the National Restaurant Association sent a letter to the National Governors Association (NGA) noting there is no scientific evidence linking restaurants to the increase in COVID-19 cases and urging them to consider policies and regulations that will enable the industry to safely serve their communities for the duration of […]

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100,000 Restaurants Closed Six Months into Pandemic

100,000 Restaurants Closed Six Months into Pandemic

Without government investment, thousands more could close in next six months Six months following the first shutdown of restaurants for the coronavirus pandemic, the restaurant industry is in limbo. According to a new survey released today by the National Restaurant Association, nearly 1 in 6 restaurants (representing nearly 100,000 restaurants) […]

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National Restaurant Association Tells Governors and Mayors Customer and Employee Safety Highest Priority

National Restaurant Association Tells Governors and Mayors Customer and Employee Safety Highest Priority

The National Restaurant Association today sent a letter to the National Governors Association and the U.S. Conference of Mayors to set the record straight on the safety efforts restaurants are taking during the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter highlights how the industry was highly regulated by state and federal requirements before […]

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National Restaurant Association Calls for Critically Needed Federal Support for the Restaurant Industry

National Restaurant Association Calls for Critically Needed Federal Support for the Restaurant Industry

Today, the National Restaurant Association sent the “Blueprint for Restaurant Revival” to Congress. The comprehensive policy and legislative plan 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. “In just the past two weeks, state […]

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ServSafe Releases Reopening Guidance Video for All Restaurant Employees

ServSafe Releases Reopening Guidance Video for All Restaurant Employees

Video includes best practices for safety, hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting, and social distancing ServSafe, the nation’s leader in food safety training, today released ServSafe Reopening Guidance: COVID-19 Precautions, the third video to help restaurant and foodservice employees learn best practices to employ during the coronavirus outbreak. The course provides best […]

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Restaurant Employment Falls to Lowest Level Since 1989

Restaurant Employment Falls to Lowest Level Since 1989

In two months, the industry lost more jobs than any other industry The restaurant industry lost more than three decades of jobs in the last two months, according to National Restaurant Association analysis of preliminary data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Eating and drinking places – which […]

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National Restaurant Association Releases COVID-19-Specific Guidance for Operation Reopening

National Restaurant Association Releases COVID-19-Specific Guidance for Operation Reopening

The National Restaurant Association today released new guidance for operation reopening which provides a basic summary of recommended practices that can be used to help mitigate exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The document is meant to be used in conjunction with instruction operators receive from authorities during their reopening phase-in. […]

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Association Reports: Restaurant Industry Has Lost Two-Thirds of Workforce

Association Reports: Restaurant Industry Has Lost Two-Thirds of Workforce

National Restaurant Association Calls for Congress to Enact “Blueprint for Recovery” to Help Industry Survive From beloved corner diners, to favorite independent restaurants to well-known chains, the entire restaurant industry has lost two-thirds of its workforce, more than eight million employees, as a result of COVID-19 closures, according to a […]

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Restaurants Tell Congress: Programs Not Providing Desperately Needed Relief

Restaurants Tell Congress: Programs Not Providing Desperately Needed Relief

The National Restaurant Association told Congressional leaders that COVID-19 relief funds were envisioned as a vital tool to help restaurants bridge the crisis, but there are increasing warning signs that more relief will be needed to help restaurants and employees. The Association pointed out that the COVID-19 crisis has already […]

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Restaurants to Congress: We Need Relief Now!

Restaurants to Congress: We Need Relief Now!

Today, the National Restaurant Association called on President Trump and congressional leaders to provide immediate relief in the wake of government-mandated operational changes.  The large-scale closures and restrictions on gatherings have created an economic hardship that will ripple through every community in this country. Early economic forecasts reveal the industry […]

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National Restaurant Association Releases 2020 State of the Restaurant Industry Report

National Restaurant Association Releases 2020 State of the Restaurant Industry Report

Industry Sales Projected to Reach $899 Billion in 2020 Today, the National Restaurant Association released its 2020 State of the Restaurant Industry Report which examines key factors impacting the restaurant industry including the current state of the economy, operations, workforce, and food and menu trends across segments from quickservice to […]

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National Restaurant Association Unveils its Restaurant Industry 2030 Report

National Restaurant Association Unveils its Restaurant Industry 2030 Report

Restaurant industry sales expected to reach $1.2 trillion by 2030 Today the National Restaurant Association, in partnership with American Express and Nestlé Professional, released its 10-year outlook report on the projected state of the restaurant industry in 2030. The report, “Restaurant Industry 2030: Actionable Insights for the Future,” examines the key indicators […]

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National Restaurant Association President & CEO Announces Retirement

National Restaurant Association President & CEO Announces Retirement

Dawn Sweeney to Lead the Association on Continued Growth Trajectory Through 2019 Dawn Sweeney After 12 years successfully leading one of Washington’s largest and most influential trade associations, advancing and protecting all aspects of the restaurant and foodservice industry, National Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation President & […]

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National Restaurant Association Welcomes New Executive Vice President of Public Affairs

National Restaurant Association Welcomes New Executive Vice President of Public Affairs

Sean Kennedy Brings 20 Years Policy and Advocacy Experience to the Table Sean Kennedy The National Restaurant Association has appointed Sean Kennedy as Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, the Association’s senior-most executive in the development and execution of its multi-year advocacy strategy. A government relations leader in both the […]

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