Who can participate in Restaurant PAC?

Individual and non-corporate business members
Restaurant PAC can ask for contributions from individual and non-corporate business members of the National Restaurant Association or affiliated state restaurant associations. That includes sole proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs treated as partnerships under tax law, student members, etc.

Incorporated members
The Restaurant PAC can ask for contributions from management, professional personnel and stockholders of incorporated members of the National Restaurant Association or affiliated state restaurant associations, only after the corporation has given prior written approval for the year. Prior approval may be given only by an authorized representative with whom the National Restaurant Association or the state association normally conducts association business. Representatives from our incorporated member companies can use an online form for this purpose.

How does Restaurant PAC work?

Restaurant PAC pools permissible resources from America’s restaurateurs. That enables the industry to support candidates for federal office who believe in and support pro-industry and pro-business policies.

How does the Restaurant PAC help meet the restaurant industry's goals?

Government decisions impact every aspect of the restaurant industry. Federal legislation affects the way meals are prepared, served, enjoyed and paid for. Sound public policy begins by supporting and electing candidates to federal office who understand the restaurant industry and know that a healthy, robust restaurant industry translates into a stronger American economy.

How are Restaurant PAC contributions to candidates determined?

Restaurant PAC is governed by a committee of 43 restaurateurs from all facets of the industry. The committee convenes throughout the year to determine the best opportunities for Restaurant PAC engagement and support.

The above information is provided for information purposes only.

Learn more

If you have any questions, contact Annie McEniry at amceniry@restaurant.org.