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September 25, 2020

Association Board Chair to Congress: Without Action Restaurants Will Close

The New Orleans Restaurateur told key Congressional subcommittee industry landscape is stark without federal aid

September 21, 2020

New COVID-19 Conflict De-escalation Training Available for Restaurants and Hotels

The training provides specific actions employees can take to de-escalate difficult situations and provide solutions for handling conflict throughout all interactions.

September 14, 2020

100,000 Restaurants Closed Six Months into Pandemic

New survey finds that without government investment, thousands more restaurants could close in next six months.

September 4, 2020

Restaurant Law Center Files Amicus to Block Seattle Hospitality Law

Industry Coalition Says Law is Preempted by Federal Law

August 31, 2020

Association Launches Restaurant Revival Campaign to Invite People Back to Restaurants

The Association launches its first national consumer ad to invite diners back to restaurants.

August 31, 2020

National Food Safety Month Highlights Best Practices from 30 Years of ServSafe

This year’s National Food Safety Month theme celebrates the 30th anniversary of ServSafe.

August 27, 2020

Proper Data Interpretation Essential for Consumers, Restaurants, and Reporters

The National Restaurant Association takes seriously our responsibility to fairly and accurately present industry data and to work alongside members of the media to help consumers make data-driven decisions. The success of our industry, and the millions of people it employs, depend on it.

August 14, 2020

Association Applauds Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Support of Senate RESTAURANTS Act

Association and its members applaud Sen. Chuck Schumer decision to co-sponsor the RESTAURANTS Act of 2020.

August 13, 2020

Association Refutes Recent NYT Article That Grossly Mischaracterizes Safety of Restaurants

Statement in response to a NYT article published Aug. 12, 2020, which inaccurately represents the safety of restaurants.

August 3, 2020

Association to Congress: 55% of Restaurants not Eligible for new PPP loans with 50% Threshold

Association also warns of huge tax bills for struggling restaurants

July 27, 2020

Association Tells Governors and Mayors Customer and Employee Safety Highest Priority

Association sends letter to set the record straight on safety efforts restaurants are taking during the pandemic.

July 23, 2020

ServSafe Expands Training and Certification Ecosystem

ServSafe announces the expansion of its training and certification ecosystem to include online (remote) proctored exams.

July 15, 2020

Association Calls for Critically Needed Federal Support of the Restaurant Industry

The Blueprint outlines action the government should take to stabilize the industry now and set the foundation for rebuilding.

July 1, 2020

Anheuser-Busch Partners with the Association to Bolster Restaurant Recovery Efforts

Country’s largest brewer contributes $2.​25 million to support Association Revival campaign through Stella Artois.

July 1, 2020

National Restaurant Association and ServSafe launch the ServSafe Dining Commitment

Restaurants can now sign-up to demonstrate their commitment to the health and safety of their employees and guests

May 29, 2020

Supply Chain Coalition Throws Support Behind Help for Restaurant Industry Recovery

Businesses and Trade Groups Tell Congress: What Hurts Restaurants  Hurts Suppliers, More Help is Needed

May 15, 2020

Tom Bené Named as President & CEO of the National Restaurant Association

Beginning June 1, Bene will serve as President & CEO of the Association and CEO of the Educational Foundation.

May 13, 2020

ServSafe Releases Reopening Guidance Video for All Restaurant Employees

The new training video includes best practices for safety, hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting, and social distancing.