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August 24, 2020
What’s your state’s stance on masks and other regulations? Find out.

The Association’s state-by-state COVID-19 resources are comprehensive, growing in number, and updated regularly.

July 20, 2020
Alcohol to go might be magic potion for struggling restaurants

Expanded regulations allowing the sale could help juice up revenues lost during the pandemic.

July 8, 2020
How to stay health-care compliant as a small business

Learn to avoid the practices that can get you fined.

June 18, 2020
Association’s CEO praises Supreme Court ruling to uphold DACA policy

Says decision is the validation of the American dream for thousands of restaurant owners and workers.

June 10, 2020
What the new Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act means for you

The legislation signed last week is good news for the restaurant industry, fixing some of the problems with the Paycheck Protection Program.

April 23, 2020
New restaurant relief grassroots effort needs your support

The impact of coronavirus on our industry is devastating. We will be one of the slowest to bounce back from this pandemic. Tell Congress how they can help us survive.

April 21, 2020
Restaurants on track to lose $80 billion in sales by end of April; 8 million employees out of work

Coronavirus continues to devastate the industry; sales losses could total up to $240 billion by year-end.

April 8, 2020
CARES Act offers temporary tax break on NOLs

The coronavirus relief bill temporarily reverts treatment of net operating losses (NOL) back to old rules before 2017 tax law.

April 7, 2020
How the CARES Act SBA loan forgiveness works

A portion of SBA loans this year will be forgiven, but how much and for how long varies.

April 3, 2020
FDA relaxes restaurants’ menu-labeling rules during coronavirus crisis

The agency is offering flexibility in light of the challenges operators currently face.