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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.

April 6, 2021

AHLEI Modernizes Hospitality and Tourism Management Education Curriculum

The HTM will set up its students to step into the millions of jobs need to be filled now and in the future.

April 1, 2021

RLC Applauds SCOTUS Decision on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

This ruling reestablishes the proper scope of the TCPA and encourages legitimate communications with guests.

March 31, 2021

Inaugural Foodservice Innovation Awards Recipients Announced

Honorees represent new or updated products and services that exemplify adaptability in sustainability, technology, and safety and health.

March 15, 2021

In a Year of Loss, the Association Secures Major Wins for Restaurant Relief

One year into the pandemic, the Association is celebrating the accomplishments that, in the face of enormous loss, supported the industry.

March 11, 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act Will Help Restore the Restaurant Industry and Save Jobs

Passage of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Comes Almost Exactly One Year After Association Urged Congress to Create Industry Relief Program

March 5, 2021

Sharks and Ice Cream; COVID-19 and Restaurants

Statement on CDC’s Association of State-Issued Mask Mandates and Allowing On-Premises Restaurant Dining with County-Level COVID-19 Case and Death Growth Rates.

March 2, 2021

Restaurant Industry Sales Struggle Through Winter

Association to Congress: We urge prompt passage of the American Rescue Plan

February 18, 2021

Association Sends Lawmakers Blueprint for State and Local Recovery

Blueprint provides steps local lawmakers can take to help the industry during new legislative sessions

February 17, 2021

Association and SmartBrief Host Inaugural Innovation Awards

The Association is partnering with SmartBrief to honor products and solutions that help operations work smarter, safer, and more sustainably.

February 16, 2021

Association: Raise the Wage Act is the Wrong Bill at the Wrong Time

National survey finds that increasing the federal minimum wage would have a negative impact on most restaurant’s ability to recover.

February 5, 2021

Association Statement on the Introduction of RESTAURANTS Act of 2021

This bill finally reflects the unified view that all small restaurants should have access to relief—regardless of whether they are an independent or a franchise of a regional chain.

February 4, 2021

Association Statement on the Introduction of PRO Act of 2021

The PRO Act would make radical changes to settled workplace policies creating chaos for the restaurant industry while it struggles to survive.

January 27, 2021

Association Asks State Lawmakers for One Year Pause on New Mandates

In a letter to state lawmakers, the Association asks for a pause on legislation and regulations that would increase costs and burdens.

January 26, 2021

Association Releases 2021 State of the Restaurant Industry Report

As the restaurant industry looks to rebuild, the report measures the impact of the pandemic and examines the state of key industry pillars.